The Fist of God: A Novel [Frederick Forsyth] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From the bestselling author of The Day of the Jackal. Frederick Forsyth Martin parachutes into the Iraqi mountains on the most hazardous mission of his life: to find and destory Qubth-ut-Allah – the Fist of God. From the bestselling author of The Day of the Jackal, international master of intrigue Frederick Forsyth, comes a thriller that brilliantly blends.
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The narrator was just perfect too. The narrators accent was distracting for me posh old school English while this was appropriate for some of the characters for many it just didn’t fit. The Fist of God is a novel mixing known fact with fiction to tell a story of the coalition forces in the Persian Gulf War racing against time to discover the true nature of Saddam Hussein’s secret weapon, ‘The Fist of God.
He does it so seamlessly that it’s easy to lose sight of where real events end and fiction takes over.
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Peopled with vivid characters, brilliantly displaying Forsyth’s incomparable, knowledge of intelligence operations and tradecraft, moving back and forth between Washington and London, Baghdad and Kuwait, desert vastnesses and city bazaars, this breathtaking novel is an utterly convincing story of what may actually have happened behind the headlines.
As usual, Mr Forsyth’s research is extremely good and he builds a credible set of circumstances round a fascinating story. Which scene was your favorite? It was later made into a film of the same name. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. A little gruesome for my taste, especially the ending, but still, a very enjoyable read.
Muy recomendable para grandes forofos del armamento militar.
Witty, where he needed to be, and serious where required. Just some of the phrases, acronyms or tradecraft which stood out: In fact, it is vist that the Babylon Gun has been taken out which allows General Schwartzkopf later the same day to give the go-ahead for Operation Desert Storm to commence.
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English Choose a language for shopping. On one level a top priority call goes out to all the Intelligence services to double check how this can be true. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Get to Know Us. Would recommend this book to everyone. When you’re the best at what you do, it’s not always easy to walk away. Don’t have a Kindle? The air offensive Once the air war begins the pace of events speeds up and many of these plotlines ggod brutal conclusions. Some of the technologythen cutting edgeis now a bit clunky, but it was a good read.
Tom Clancy Narrated by: High fives all round! Point of view From time to time in this vast sea of dry, factual prose Forsyth lets slip a point of view.
The story turned out to be a page turner even though there is Fredrick Forsyth has done it again another wonderful book mixed with fact and fiction. Notify me of new posts via email. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. A really well crafted and hard to put down book.
This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat Notify me of new comments via email. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. If fiat like Frederick Forsyth this is a compulsory purchase and if you’ve not experienced him as an author it’s a great introduction. Great for the ears above shanks’s pony; an engrossing story set during Iraq I. Tabbing — trekking across country with equipment: How and why Iraq lost the Gulf War.
Good read with excellent research carrying the plot. Fredwrick as a gift. I read its nearly pages like fisr breeze and I am not a particularly fast reader.
Published July 1st by Bantam first published April 1st I read the book years back but felt like I was reading it for the first time. The squadron commander, Lt. The Narration was very forsgth. Views Read Edit View history. Character of Mike Martin was great as a military secret agent entering Iraq.
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Forsyth is enamoured of the men, machines, the hardware, planes and tanks, the radar and missile launchers, the regiments and divisions, the pilots, planners, generals and strategists involved in this colossal effort. Thanks for telling us about the problem. And there is some backstory attached to the Martin brothers, their early days in Baghdad, and to the US fighter pilot Tom Walker, the one who ends forsytj destroying the Babylon Gun at the climax of the novel and who had popped up from time to time in the previous pages.
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