Fist of God by Frederick Forsyth
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Fist of God
By Frederick Forsyth

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Fist of God by Frederick Forsyth

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During those fateful weeks before Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, a fragment of radio intercept had referred to Qubth-ut-Allah, a devastating secret weapon that could rain death and destruction on the Allied forces. Despite Allied scepticism, Major Mike Martin, an SAS man who can pass as an Arab, is sent into Kuwait to assess Iraqi strength and help the resistance. What he discovers there takes him into the heart of Baghdad, where he is to 'run' the Iraqi spy known as Jericho, the sleeper who might be prepared to provide vital information for money. It is a highly dangerous operation, the results of which cause the Allies to delay their ground assault for four days - while 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552139908
ISBN-10: 0552139904
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 106mm x 38mm)
Pages: 624
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Feb-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Frederick Forsyth

Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth Day of the Jackal, Hardback (September 2013)

One of the most celebrated thrillers ever written, The Day of the Jackal created a new thriller genre. It is the electrifying story of an anonymous Englishman who in, the spring of 1963, was hired by Colonel Marc Rodin, Operations Chief of the OAS, to assassinate General de Gaulle.

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Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » Just before the Gulf War, a London academic hears a brief radio intercept which mentions a fearsome new weapon called Qubth-ut-Allah: the Fist of God. SAS agent Mike Martin is sent on a mission to extract information from an Iraqi spy. What he learns causes the Allies to delay their invasion until Martin can find and destroy the Fist of God. With well researched realism Forsyth pulls off an impressive what-really-happened thriller. (Kirkus UK)

US Kirkus Review » Readers who are intrigued by behind-the-scenes machinations of the Gulf War can eavesdrop on the major players as well as some fictional creations in this workmanlike thriller from the author of The Day of the Jackal (1971) and The Odessa File (1972). Saddam Hussein has invaded Kuwait, and the British send Mike Martin of the elite Special Air Services into deep cover in Kuwait City on an intelligence-gathering mission. Martin speaks fluent Arabic and, with his dark hair and eyes, easily carries off his disguise as a poor Bedouin. With aplomb, he establishes a network of informers and molds young Kuwaiti resistance fighters into a fearsome terrorist unit. But the Allies need the kind of information they can get from only one source - the long-untapped Iraqi mole, code-named Jericho, who is one of Saddam Hussein's inner circle. The British recall Martin and assign him to Baghdad for the dangerous job of reestablishing contact with Jericho. All goes well until Jericho comes up with a nugget of information so unlikely that the Allies think they are being duped and order Martin to close down the operation. From there, the pace quickens as the Allies belatedly discover the truth of the intelligence - and realize their desperate need to act on it. The novel ends in a blaze of top-notch military action, finely wrought descriptions of the gadgetry of destruction, and a twisty revelation of Jericho's identity. Despite some lingering loose ends and a trail of extraneous coincidence, The Fist of God - with its mix of secret war councils, confidential memos, super sleuthing, and military fireworks - should satisfy die-hard fans of espionage yarns. (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - Frederick Forsyth

Former RAF pilot and investigative journalist, Frederick Forsyth defined the modern thriller when he wrote The Day of The Jackal, described by Lee Child as 'the book that broke the mould', with its lightning-paced storytelling, effortlessly cool reality and unique insider information. Since then he has written twelve novels which have been bestsellers around the world: The Odessa File, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fourth Protocol, The Negotiator, The Deceiver, The Fist of God, Icon, Avenger, The Afghan, The Cobra and, most recently, The Kill List. He lives in Buckinghamshire, England.

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