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The Fist of God by Frederick Forsyth

The Fist of God (1994)

by Frederick Forsyth

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Engaging and enough detail to make you wonder how much is fiction. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. ( )
  SMBrick | Feb 25, 2018 |
Read this book a long time ago. I liked it so much, that I decided to keep it a while to reread it later, when I'd have forgotten (all) of the plot.
Well, it is MUCH later now and in all these years I never got round to reading it again. So... Interesting book, scary as well, when you consider that the plot is not as far fetched as one might think. ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | Dec 22, 2017 |
Fiction and non-fiction intertwined in a great plot. ( )
  siok | Jul 17, 2017 |
Story of Gulf War - premise is that Hussain had nuclear capability. SAS officer was able infiltrate Iraq and find out where bomb located. Lots of fact mixed with fiction - difficult to tell them apart. Great reading, tho ( )
  WinonaBaines | Apr 9, 2016 |
I very much enjoyed this book, full of suspense and intrigue. A well developed and researched tale. ( )
  bobbym1955 | Oct 8, 2015 |
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Monturiol, BertaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553572423, Mass Market Paperback)

From the bestselling author of The Day of the Jackal, international  master of intrigue Frederick Forsyth, comes a thriller that brilliantly  blends fact with fiction for one of this summer's--or any season's--most  explosive reads!

From the behind-the-scenes decision-making of the Allies to the secret meetings of Saddam Hussein's war cabinet, from the brave American fliers running their dangerous missions over Iraq to the heroic young spy planted deep in the heart of Baghdad, Forsyth's incomparable storytelling skill keeps the suspense at a breakneck pace.  Somewhere in Baghdad is the mysterious "Jericho," the traitor who is willing--for a price--to reveal what is going on in the high councils of the Iraqi dictator.  But Saddam's ultimate weapon has been kept secret even from his most trusted advisers, and the nightmare scenario that haunts General Schwarzkopf and his colleagues is suddenly imminent, unless somehow, the spy can locate that weapon--The Fist of God--in time.

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:58:42 -0400)

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A Gulf War spy story featuring Mike Martin, an Arabic-speaking British agent. He is sent to Baghdad after the invasion of Kuwait to contact a mole in Saddam Hussein's entourage, but the information he obtains is so unbelievable, his superiors decide he's been duped. When they realize their mistake, Martin's mission becomes even more dangerous.… (more)

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