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The Negotiator by Frederick Forsyth

The Negotiator (original 1989; edition 1989)

by Frederick Forsyth

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The Negotiator by Frederick Forsyth (1989)




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From Publishers Weekly The reader almost despairs of a story getting under way in Forsyth's latest: the situation takes so long to set up, and is mired in such wearisome detail. Finally, after it has been made clear that both a renegade Soviet military group and a fanatical Texan oil baron plan to take over an oil-rich Middle Eastern state for their different twisted reasons, the action begins. The son of the American president (who is about to sign a major arms agreement with Gorbachev himself) is kidnapped, and, despite the best efforts of Quinn, the negotiator, is killed at the very moment of his ransoming. The president is stricken, a takeover of the U.S. government looms, and it looks as if the treaty is doomed. Now it is up to Quinn to find out who was behind the crime, and why. With a plucky and pretty female FBI agent, he scours obscure corners of northern Europe for the perpetrators--always to find them dead just as he arrives. In a cliffhanger of a conclusion, he brings the guilt home to Washington, the president perks up and the world is saved. As always, Forsyth is good at the details (you learn more about Dutch and Belgian road maps than you probably ever wanted to know), keeps a few surprises up his sleeve and writes action scenes more crisply, and with less gore, than Ludlum. But his characterization is flat, and much of The Negotiator is terribly familiar. By far the best parts are the negotiations for the ransoming of the president's son, which generate real tension. BOMC main selection.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. Review "Forsyth gives us all we ask for."--_Chicago Tribune_. "Forsyth at the top of his game!"--Tom Clancy, author of The Hunt For Red October. "A Blockbuster."--_New York Daily News_. "A completely satisfying thriller. . . _The Negotiator_ delivers. . . A string of unsettling climaxes."--_Newsweek_. ( )
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
From the book box that hema-verf sent to me. Since this is a book by an author I like from a genre that I like too, this one will go to MTBR for a while.
  BoekenTrol71 | Mar 31, 2013 |
Excellent thriller, but again what else can be expected from Mr. Forsyth.
What I like about other Forsyth's is present here too - author did research on subject(s) he is writing about.

Excellent thriller, highly recommended.

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  Zare | Dec 4, 2012 |
  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
De zoon van de Amerikaanse president wordt gekidnapt. De CIA slaagt erin een ex-groene baret, een ervaren onderhandelaar, over te halen als onderhandelaar op te treden. Deze man, Quinn, bereikt overeenstemming met de kapers over een losgeld, maar na zijn vrijlating wordt de jongen alsnog vermoord. Bij zijn speurtocht naar de daders wordt het Quinn duidelijk, dat de ontvoering onderdeel vormde van een gigantisch complot, dat tot doel heeft een ontwapeningsverdrag tussen de USA en de USSR onmogelijk te maken en om de olievelden van Saoudi-Arabië in handen te krijgen. Behalve dat de verschillende verhaallijnen knap met elkaar verbonden worden, waardoor er vaart en spanning ontstaat, besteedt de auteur veel aandacht aan de authenticiteit van zijn onderwerpen. De situaties zijn politiek zeer actueel en zullen dus snel verouderen, maar dat zal voorlopig niemand er van weerhouden het boek in één adem uit te lezen. Pocketeditie, zeer kleine druk. - G.P. Schuring.
  LuckyLukeAntwerp | May 15, 2010 |
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Frederick Forsythprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ferrer i Aleu, JosepTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kuipers, HugoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Frederick Forsyth,  master of the international thriller, retums with  an electrifying story of a man of immense power and  a conspiracy to crush the President of the United  States. Only one man--Forsyth's most  unforgettable hero yet--can prevent the plan from succeeding.  His name is Quinn. He is the  Negotiator.President Cormack is  bent on a signing a sweeping U.S.-Soviet  disarmament treaty, and the master conspirator is  determined to stop him. The kidnapping of a young man on a  country road in Oxfordshire is but the first  brutal step in the explosive plot engineer the  president's destruction. Enter  Quinn.  Quinn plays the  kidnappers like a master musician. . . until, in a shocking  tumabout, he discovers that ransom was not their  objection after all--and that he has been lured  into a cunningly woven web. Now he must draw upon  his deepest strengths--to save not only the victim  but the entire free  world.

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The U.S. President is poised to sign a major disarmament treaty with the Soviets. But a foul plot is out to prevent the agreement. When a young man is kidnapped on an Oxford country road, Quinn steps in to negotiate. Plots within plots boil and bubble, and Quinn discovers he must save not only the victim but the entire free world.… (more)

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