The Afghan

by Frederick Forsyth

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LoveReading Expert Review of The Afghan

Renowned for his research and attention to detail, this thriller also relies on coincidence which is unusual for this author.  It stars the same Mike Martin as in The Fist of God which is a better book, but it’s nice to meet up with the character again.  Somehow, in my opinion, he has never written anything that matches The Day of the Jackal, his first novel.


A "Piece of Passion" from the publisher...

‘Freddie Forsyth ripped up the thriller rule book when he wrote The Day of The Jackal.  The Afghan embodies all those same brilliant elements but brings the form bang up to date.' Bill Scott-Kerr, Publisher at Transworld


Sarah Broadhurst

The Afghan Synopsis

When British and American intelligence learn of a major Al Qaeda operation in the works their only option is to plant someone in Al Qaeda to find out more.

The Afghan is Izmat Khan, a five-year prisoner of Guantanamo Bay and a former senior commander of the Taliban. The Afghan is also Colonel Mike Martin, a 25-year veteran of war zones around the world, a dark, lean man born and raised in Iraq. In an attempt to stave off disaster, the intelligence agencies will try to do what no one has ever done before – pass off a Westerner as an Arab among Arabs – pass off Martin as the trusted Khan.

It will require extraordinary preparation, and then extraordinary luck, for nothing can truly prepare Martin for the dark and shifting world he is about to enter. Or for the terrible things he will find there . . .

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780552155045
Publication date: 13th August 2007
Author: Frederick Forsyth
Publisher: Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 464 pages
Primary Genre Action Adventure

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Frederick Forsyth Press Reviews

‘A story as fresh as tomorrow’s headlines…told with a pace and panache that demands that you never put it down’ Daily Mail

‘An extraordinary story of bravery, fanaticism, extreme espionage and advanced terrorism’ Daily Mirror

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Publication date: 28/12/2016
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ISBN: 9780552155045
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Format: Paperback

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About Frederick Forsyth

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 ...

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