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Frederick Forsyth - Author

About the Author

Frederick Forsyth is the author of ten bestselling novels: The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fourth Protocol, The Negotiator, The Deceiver, The Fist of God, Icon and Avenger. His other works include The Biafra Story, The Shepherd, two short story collection, No Comebacks and The Veteran, and a sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, The Phantom of Manhattan. He has also collected together an anthology of flying tales, Great Flying Stories, which includes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Roald Dahl, Len Deighton and H.G. Wells. He lives in Hertfordshire, England.

 

In February 2012 Frederick Forsyth was announced as the winner of the prestigious CWA Diamond Dagger 2012. Chair of the CWA Peter James said, “Frederick Forsyth is a hugely deserving recipient and The Day of the Jackal remains one of the greatest thrillers of our times. He has set a new standard of research-based authenticity with his writing, which has had a major influence both on my work and on many of my contemporaries in the crime and thriller field. We are very thrilled that he has accepted this award.”

 

The CWA Diamond Dagger is a much-coveted lifetime achievement award and as the name suggests, it was sponsored by Cartier, who have done so since its inception in 1986 through to 2011. The winners’ careers have been marked by sustained excellence, and they have made a significant contribution to crime fiction published in the English language.

Featured books by Frederick Forsyth

The Kill List

The Kill List

Author: Frederick Forsyth Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2014

The Kill List - The names of those men and women who would threaten the world's security - held above top secret at the highest level of the US government. The Preacher - At the top of it, a radical Islamic cleric whose sermons inspire his followers to kill Western targets. As the bodies begin to pile up in America, Great Britain and across Europe, the message goes out: discover this man's identity, locate him and take him out. The Tracker - Ex-US marine, now one of America's most effective terrorist hunters, with an impossible job. Aided only by a brilliant teenaged hacker, he must throw out the bait and see whether his deadly target can be drawn from his lair.

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Other books by Frederick Forsyth

The Fox

The Fox

Author: Frederick Forsyth, Frederick Forsyth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

'Forsyth deserves his place among the thriller greats.' The Times 'The master of the modern espionage novel returns . . . this is Forsyth at his spellbinding best.' Daily Mail Most weapons do what you tell them. Most weapons you can control. But what if the most dangerous weapon in the world isn't a smart missile or a stealth submarine or even an AI computer programme?What if it's a 17-year-old boy with a blisteringly brilliant mind, who can run rings around the most sophisticated security services across the globe, who can manipulate that weaponry and turn it against the superpowers themselves?How valuable would he be? And what wouldn't you do to get hold of him? The Fox is a race-against-time thriller across continents to find and capture, or protect and save, an asset with the means to change the balance of world power. Whatever happens he must not fall into the wrong hands. Because what follows after that is unthinkable...

The Fox

The Fox

Author: Frederick Forsyth, Frederick Forsyth Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/09/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Fox by Frederick Forsyth, read by David Rintoul. The master storyteller is back with a classic race-against-time thriller with a modern edge. Most weapons do what you tell them. Most weapons you can control. But what if the most dangerous weapon in the world isn't a smart missile or a stealth submarine or even an AI computer programme?What if it's a 17-year-old boy with a blisteringly brilliant mind, who can run rings around the most sophisticated security services across the globe, who can manipulate that weaponry and turn it against the superpowers themselves?How valuable would he be? And what wouldn't you do to get hold of him? The Fox is a race-against-time thriller across continents to find and capture, or protect and save, an asset with the means to change the balance of world power. Whatever happens he must not fall into the wrong hands. Because what follows after that is unthinkable...

The Fox

The Fox

Author: Frederick Forsyth, Frederick Forsyth Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

'Forsyth deserves his place among the thriller greats.' The Times 'The master of the modern espionage novel returns . . . this is Forsyth at his spellbinding best.' Daily Mail Most weapons do what you tell them. Most weapons you can control. But what if the most dangerous weapon in the world isn't a smart missile or a stealth submarine or even an AI computer programme?What if it's a 17-year-old boy with a blisteringly brilliant mind, who can run rings around the most sophisticated security services across the globe, who can manipulate that weaponry and turn it against the superpowers themselves?How valuable would he be? And what wouldn't you do to get hold of him? The Fox is a race-against-time thriller across continents to find and capture, or protect and save, an asset with the means to change the balance of world power. Whatever happens he must not fall into the wrong hands. Because what follows after that is unthinkable...

The Fox

The Fox

Author: Frederick Forsyth, Frederick Forsyth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2018

The master storyteller is back with a classic race-against-time thriller with a modern edge. Most weapons do what you tell them. Most weapons you can control. But what if the most dangerous weapon in the world isn't a smart missile or a stealth submarine or even an AI computer programme?What if it's a 17-year-old boy with a blisteringly brilliant mind, who can run rings around the most sophisticated security services across the globe, who can manipulate that weaponry and turn it against the superpowers themselves?How valuable would he be? And what wouldn't you do to get hold of him? The Fox is a race-against-time thriller across continents to find and capture, or protect and save, an asset with the means to change the balance of world power. Whatever happens he must not fall into the wrong hands. Because what follows after that is unthinkable...

Halallista

Halallista

Author: Frederick Forsyth Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

A Halallista az Egyesult Allamok szigoruan titkos listaja azokrol, akik a vilag biztonsagat veszelyeztetik. A lista elen a Predikator all, aki az interneten kozvetitett uszito beszedeivel arra buzditja az iszlam hiveit, hogy kovessenek el ongyilkos merenyleteket a nyugati vilag fontos vezetoi ellen. Ennek nyoman szerte a vilagon szornyu gyilkossagok tortennek Isten neveben. Mintha csak valami rettenetes jarvany szedne aldozatait. Ha valaki nem allitja meg ezt az oruletet, a vilag kaoszba zuhan. A szinte lehetetlen kuldetessel egy volt tengereszgyalogost biznak meg, akit legkozelebbi kollegai is csak Nyomkovetokent ismernek. A Nyomkoveto egy zsenialis, tinedzser hacker segitsegevel probalja meg azonositani a maszk mogott rejtozkodo Predikatort. Az uldozes egyszerre zajlik a virtualis es a valos vilagban, de ketseges, hogy milyen eredmennyel zarul. Forsyth legujabb regenye bepillantast nyujt a terrorizmus lelektani motivacioinak legsotetebb bugyraiba es a globalis terrorizmus elleni harc titkos boszorkanykonyhajaba. A brit Kiralyi Legiero egykori pilotaja, Frederick Forsyth annak idejen A Sakal napja cimu regenyevel ujraertelmezte a thriller mufajat. Muvei azota is villamgyors tempojukkal, a roppant konnyeden megteremtett valosaghu kornyezetukkel es az elkepesztoen bennfentes informacioikkal nyugozik le az olvasot. Az angliai Hertfordshire-ben el. A Konyvjelzo magazin 2014. aprilisi szamaban megjelent cikk: Nyomkoveto vs. predikator

The Outsider My Life in Intrigue

The Outsider My Life in Intrigue

Author: Frederick Forsyth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2016

FREDERICK FORSYTH HAS SEEN IT ALL. AND LIVED TO TELL THE TALE... At eighteen, Forsyth was the youngest pilot to qualify with the RAF. At twenty-five, he was stationed in East Berlin as a journalist during the Cold War. Before he turned thirty, he was in Africa controversially covering the bloodiest civil war in living memory. Three years later, broke and out of work, he wrote his game-changing first novel, The Day of the Jackal. He never looked back. Forsyth has seen some of the most exhilarating moments of the last century from the inside, travelling the world, once or twice on her majesty's secret service. He's been shot at, he's been arrested, he's even been seduced by an undercover agent. But all the while he felt he was an outsider. This is his story.

Outsider

Outsider

Author: Frederick Forsyth Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2015

From Frederick Forsyth, the grand master of international suspense, comes his most intriguing story everhis own.For more than forty years, Frederick Forsyth has been writing extraordinary real-world novels of intrigue, from the groundbreaking The Day of the Jackal to the prescient The Kill List. Whether writing about the murky world of arms dealers, the shadowy Nazi underground movement, or the intricacies of worldwide drug cartels, every plot has been chillingly plausible because every detail has been minutely researched.But what most people don't know is that some of his greatest stories of intrigue have been in his own life.He was the RAF's youngest pilot at the age of nineteen, barely escaped the wrath of an arms dealer in Hamburg, got strafed by a MiG during the Nigerian civil war, landed during a bloody coup in Guinea-Bissau (and was accused of helping fund a 1973 coup in Equatorial Guinea). The Stasi arrested him, the Israelis feted him, the IRA threatened him, and a certain attractive Czech secret police agentwell, her actions were a bit more intimate. And that's just for starters.It is a memoir like no otherand a book of pure delight.From the Hardcover edition.

The Kill List

The Kill List

Author: Frederick Forsyth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2014

The Kill List: a top secret catalogue of names held at the highest level of the US government. On it, those men and women who would threaten the world's security. And at the top of it, The Preacher, a radical Islamic cleric whose sermons inspire his followers to kill high profile Western targets in the name of God. As the bodies begin to pile up in America, Great Britain and across Europe, the message goes out: discover this man's identity, locate him and take him out. Tasked with what seems like an impossible job is an ex-US marine who has risen through the ranks to become one of America's most effective intelligence chiefs. Now known only as The Tracker, he must gather what scant evidence there is, collate it and unmask The Preacher if he is to prevent the next spate of violent deaths. Aided only by a brilliant teenaged hacker, he must throw out the bait and see whether his deadly target can be drawn from his lair...

The Kill List

The Kill List

Author: Frederick Forsyth Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2014

The Kill List - The names of those men and women who would threaten the world's security - held above top secret at the highest level of the US government. The Preacher - At the top of it, a radical Islamic cleric whose sermons inspire his followers to kill Western targets. As the bodies begin to pile up in America, Great Britain and across Europe, the message goes out: discover this man's identity, locate him and take him out. The Tracker - Ex-US marine, now one of America's most effective terrorist hunters, with an impossible job. Aided only by a brilliant teenaged hacker, he must throw out the bait and see whether his deadly target can be drawn from his lair.

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Veteran

Veteran

Author: Frederick Forsyth Format: eBook Release Date: 21/01/2014

Frederick Forsyth, The Master Storyteller, Presents Five Brilliantly Ingenious Tales of Murder, Justice, Intrigue and RevengeA miracle in war-torn Siena that begins with the persecution of a young nun in the turbulent days of the sixteenth century and culminates in the bitter German retreat from Italy; a drug-smuggling heist on an international flight where the knock are only one step ahead of the smugglers; a ruthless urban murder, where a brilliant QC decides to defend the killers, resulting in a startling act of justice; an incandescent art scam at a famous London auction house, and a brilliantly plotted revenge that shatters the elegant world of Old Masters - each story is a remarkable tour de force.And above all here is a brilliant novella, 'Whispering Wind', which begins with the single survivor of Custer's Last Stand at the battle of Little Big Horn. It follows the defense from rape and murder of a Cheyenne girl and a flight across the mountains and forests of the West, ending in a savage present-day manhunt in the wild lands of Montana.Whether his theme is international espionage, miraculous events in war-torn Italy or a Customs drug bust, the stories in The Veteran all share Forsyth's trademark for compulsive storytelling, his clinical eye for authentic detail and an unnerving sense of suspense.Not since his New York Times bestselling story collection No Comebacks has he crafted such remarkable work.Five breathtaking tales from the greatest storyteller of them all.

Das vierte Protokoll

Das vierte Protokoll

Author: Frederick Forsyth Format: eBook Release Date: 11/06/2013

Bei einem Einbruch im vornehmen Londoner West End wird nicht nur ein wertvolles Diamantendiadem gestohlen, sondern auch geheimes NATO-Material, das weit kostbarer ist. Eine undichte Stelle im Verteidigungsministerium? Was bedeutet das Codewort "e;Aurora"e;? Und wer ist "e;Chelsea"e;? Als Topagent John Preston sich ans Werk macht, scheint sich in einem dramatischen Hohepunkt das Geheimnis zu enthullen. In Moskau hecken derweil ein ehemaliger britischer Meisterspion und der machtigste Mann im Kreml hinter dem Rucken des KGB einen teuflischen Plan aus ...

Der Unterhandler

Der Unterhandler

Author: Frederick Forsyth Format: eBook Release Date: 11/06/2013

Der Sohn des amerikanischen Prasidenten wird entfuhrt. Der Unterhandler Quinn - er gilt als der Beste seines Fachs - wird gebeten, Kontakt mit den Entfuhrern aufzunehmen. Schnell merkt er, dass er es mit keinem gewohnlichen Fall von Entfuhrung zu tun hat. Das ganze Spiel scheint Teil eines weltweiten Komplotts von Rustungslobbyisten, die die Friedensverhandlungen der Gromachte fur immer beenden wollen ...

McCreadys Doppelspiel

McCreadys Doppelspiel

Author: Frederick Forsyth Format: eBook Release Date: 11/06/2013

Die Veranderung der politischen Landkarte hat auch Folgen fur den britischen Geheimdienst. Sam McCready, genannt "e;der Tauscher"e; und Spezialist fur verdeckte Aktionen, rollt die riskanten Operationen hinter den weltpolitischen Fronten auf: die lautlosen Kriege der Agenten und Spione, ihre Doppelspiele zwischen Moskau und der Karibik, dem Nahen Osten und Washington.

Des Teufels Alternative

Des Teufels Alternative

Author: Frederick Forsyth Format: eBook Release Date: 15/01/2013

Uber Nacht gerat die Welt an den Rand der Katastrophe. In der Sowjetunion droht eine Hungersnot, und im Politburo entbrennt ein gnadenloser Machtkampf. Ukrainische Autonomisten kapern in der Nordsee den groten Oltanker der Welt und erpressen Ost und West. Nur einer kennt den Ausweg und wahlt des Teufels Alternative.

Der Schakal

Der Schakal

Author: Frederick Forsyth Format: eBook Release Date: 15/01/2013

Frankreichs Staatsprasident Charles de Gaulle soll vor einem eiskalten Attentater geschutzt werden. Doch der Plan des Superkillers aus London, genannt der "e;Schakal"e; und angeheuert von der franzosischen Untergrundorganisation OAS, scheint perfekt zu sein. Die Jagd, die quer durch Europa fuhrt, steigert sich zum atemberaubenden Duell zwischen dem franzosischen Polizeiapparat und dem eiskalten Profimorder.

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