The Fist of God
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From Publishers Weekly
A British agent discovers Saddam Hussein has a secret weapon in this latest thriller from the author of The Day of the Jackal.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
In yet another espionage thriller from the best-selling author of The Fourth Protocol (Viking, 1984), the good guys are out to prevent Saddam Hussein from using a most powerful weapon.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The obtjectives of the story are simple: First, to find out if Saddam Hussain has any weapons which may pose a serious threat to the allied forces in the gulf. Secondly, if he has any weapons destroy them before he plans to use them. The story becomes somewhat complex because in order to meet the objectives, a well coordinated intelligence operation involving people in the US, Europe, Iraq, Israel and Kuwait must take place. The entire operation involves scholars, spooks and sneeks (special ops and spies) and even someone with close connections to Saddam himself. The whole story of how an SAS man was able go deep into Iraq incognito was fascinating and believeable. The SAS man whose name is Mike Martin was sent in Iraq to gather intelligence on the weapons and then help to destroy them. The information Mike gets is not first hand however. Mike must depend on another mysterious character known only as Jerico. (...)
This book is the Master's masterpiece. Placed within a real context (as in Day of the Jackal, Odessa File, Fourth Protocol, etc.), with real, and accurate historical bacground and people, Forsyth's makes you believe that the underlying story he devised to account for the Gulf War has indeed happened .
At a certain point, there is a mention of Bibi Netaniahu, former Israeli prime minister (even though Bibi had only a marginal appearance in the story), with full, accurate, biographical information (such as his brother commanding and dying at the Israeli rescue at Entebbe in the early 70's). The interesting part here is that the book was written much before Netaniahu took ofice and became well known - such is the degree of research and realism that Forsyth manages to assemble.
A classic book, a must read. After Forsyth, you will find Ludlum OK, Follet nice but simplistic, and Clancy poor. Sure, Clancy knows military equipment like no one else. But having read Rainbow 6, I felt treated like stupid (people who want to exterminate civilization, Rambo scenes with superman in action, etc. - a whole trap he assembles - and well, indeed - but can't escape with due class).
It is jam packed with suspense and action and we never know who will survive and who wont
We see into the inner workings of the governments and secret services of the USA , UK and Israel
As well as into the chilling terror of Saddam Hussein's dictatorship and get a glimpse of Saddam's evil mind as well as the unbelievable cruelty of Hussein and his minions such as the head of his secret police Amn -al -Amn Omar Khatib and General Abdullah Kadiri , men who delight in the most horrific cruelties on those who get in their way.These tortures and deaths are described in a way that enables us to feel for the vicitms
The heroes of the story include Mike Martin , a SAS agent working in Baghdad and Don Walker , a US Air Force Fighter Pilot
I was a bit disappointed about the way he dealt with the MOSSAD operations in Vienna. As an admirer of the MOSSAD Id have hoped that their antics would have been more heroic and gripping than his story of a MOSSAD agent romancing a lonely and dowdy female bank worker in order to get bank secrets and then abandoning her
The central message of the novel-outlined in the postscript is the terrible danger the West is putting herself and the world in by selling dangerous and unconventional weapons to Arab and Third World dictatorships
Most recent customer reviews
Fascinating. The detail in this complex story is spellbinding.Published 7 months ago by Hal, Calgary, Canada
The main plot is reasonably good, but there are so many dead-end subplots that don't really connect to the main plot. It is just a jumbled mess. Read morePublished 16 months ago by KevinWinnipeg
Fist of God is Forsyth's best (and longest) novel. Based on the first Gulf War, it is an intriguing blend of actual events and personalities with great storytelling. Read morePublished on June 2 2004 by mackattack9988
Frederick Forsyth's research has always been awe-inspiring, but this novel exceeds all expectations. Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2004 by Deependra Bisht
One of my favorite stories, and one of my favorite all time novels by an author I had been introduced to with this book. Read morePublished on Sept. 30 2003
While it may be true that this is an informative book about the Gulf War, its poor writing makes it almost painful to read:
"The port arrived as if unbidden"... Read more
I could not put this book down. Along with A Day of the Jackal, his best.Published on June 8 2003 by J. Hammond
The characters are dimensionless and symbol-like. The plot is
OK, though there are too many unnecessary details. Read more