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The Fist of God

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam; Reprint edition (July 1 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553572423
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553572421
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 3 x 17.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 59 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #297,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Product Description

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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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Although this represents my first Forsyth novel and my first spy novel I know a good one when I read one. I've watched quite a few good espionage movies including "The Day of The Jackel" and "The Odessa File" (based on Forsyth novels). I read this book because I was impressed at the depth of the two movies mentioned above. After 9/11/01, I also wanted to read something which relates to the going ons in the middle east.
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. (...)
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Frederick Forsyth is The Master of spy litterature. Forget Ludlum, Follet, and specially Clancy. No other writer manages to assemble the level of research - technical, historical, and biographical - that support and illustrate his stories. He is absolutely believable - he draws amazing plots and solves them without calling the reader stupid - Forget the sci-fi gadgets, rambo actions, and other easy way-outs that the Clancys of life plot to escape their own literary traps. Forsyth is subtle, smooth, classy - and yet you just can't drop the book. He knows all the tricks of the trade on spying.
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).
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This gripping novel is set against the backdrop of the Gulf War of 1991
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
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I've been reading a few of Forsyth novel such as 'The days of the Jackal', Odessa File and Dogs of war. But this one has to be my favourite. Being a former military man myself, it really interest me how accurate and knowledgable the author was on the military intricate strategy in mass desert warfare which are made up of alot of separate operations which have the same objective...to make sure the fist of god was never operational. There was really no hard concrete evidence it exist, but there was also no hard concrete evidence that it didn't. As the saying goes 'Absence of evidence, is not evident of absence. I watch and observed the gulf war event with great interest and as much as possible with out prejudice and bias to any side. This book does bring the other (fictionally ?)missing puzzel which make up the bigger picture of how the conflict was negotiated with extreme prejucide. On the books, the character build up of the key people in the novel was most impressive, giving the reader an almost sympathetic attachement with the character along the journey of the story. The author's ability to tie in all the individual character to one plot in the end, produces an adrenalin climax and a good closure. Highly recommended to those who missed the actions, you know who you are.
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