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The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth
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The Fourth Protocol (1984)

by Frederick Forsyth

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Forsyth never fails to live up to his high standard, a high-quality thriller once again. One flaw though, is the role played by the Greek brothers in transmitting the final message, Petrofsky doesn't need to use them since he is a lone operator. This is something that could have been better managed. ( )
  siok | Jan 21, 2017 |
Liked this book a lot. An interesting plot, not really very far fetched, considering the time the book was set in.

The only minus for me was the fact that Preston has a very good intuition. He's almost psycic... Especially when you take into account that he's a man. ūüėÉ ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | Sep 16, 2016 |
agent John Preston tracks down Soviet attempt to set of Nuke in England - Good.

It is a time of political unrest in Great Britain. And behind the Iron Curtain an insidious plot is being hatched, a plan so incendiary that even the KGB is ignorant of its existence--Aurora, the sinister brainchild of two of the world's most dangerous men: the general secretary of the Soviet Union and master spy Kim Philby.

The wheels are in motion, the pawns are in place, and the countdown has begun toward an "accident" that could change the fact of British politics forever and trigger and collapse of the Western alliance.

Only British agent John Preston stand any chance of breaching the conspiracy. Through plot and counterplot, from bloody back streets to polished halls of power both East and West, his desperate investigation is relentlessly blocked by deceit, treachery, and the most deadly enemy of all...time.
  christinejoseph | Sep 10, 2015 |
Stopped reading after about 110 pages. I felt there were too many threads and it was not immediately apparent which was to be the most important. The back cover makes a big deal about Kim Philby and his involvement in a super-top-secret plot against Britain, but the book spends much more of the beginning focused on a jewel heist, a leak within the British Secret Service, and a detailed explanation of how MI5 works, which is very repetitive if you've read a good non-fiction book on the subject, such as Christopher Andrew's The Defence of the Realm. Taken on their own, the various stories could be interesting, but mashed together it was just too much story for the book. More patient thriller readers may find this of greater interest than I did. ( )
  rabbitprincess | Nov 7, 2014 |
listened to a condensed version. not sure if this was better or worse. very surprising ending. who was the owner of the necklace talking to about the theft? the soviet agent? ( )
  mahallett | Jan 9, 2014 |
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Forsyth, Frederickprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Casaril, FrançoiseTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Casaril, GuyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dance, CharlesNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ferrer Aleu, J.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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It is a time of political unrest in Great  Britain. And behind the Iron Curtain an insidious plot  is being hatched, a plan so incendiary that even  the KGB is ignorant of its  existence--Aurora, the sinister brainchild of two of the  world's most dangerous men: the general secretary  of the Soviet Union and master spy Kim  Philby.

The wheels are in motion, the pawns  are in place, and the countdown has begun toward  an "accident" that could change the fact  of British politics forever and trigger and  collapse of the Western alliance.

Only  British agent John Preston stand any chance of  breaching the conspiracy. Through plot and  counterplot, from bloody back streets to polished halls of  power both East and West, his desperate  investigation is relentlessly blocked by deceit, treachery,  and the most deadly enemy of  all...time.

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Plan Aurora, hatched in a remote dacha in the forest outside Moscow, is a plan that in its spine-chilling ingenuity breaches the ultra-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare.

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