The Fist of God

By Frederick Forsyth
Bantam, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553572421, 592pp.

Publication Date: July 1995

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Description
From the bestselling author of "The Day of the Jackal," internationalmaster of intrigue Frederick Forsyth, comes a thriller that brilliantlyblends fact with fiction for one of this summer's--or any season's--mostexplosive 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.



About the Author
Frederick Forsyth (b. 1938) is an English author of thrillers. Born in Kent, he joined the Royal Air Force in 1956, becoming one of the youngest pilots to ever fly in Her Majesty s service. After two years in the RAF, he began working as a journalist. He later turned his journalism skills to writing fiction, and his first novel, "The Day of the Jackal" (1970), was a great success. Forsyth continued to use real figures and criminal organizations as inspiration, writing popular books like "The Odessa File" (1972) and "The Dogs of War" (1974). His most recent novel is "The Cobra" (2010).



Praise For The Fist of God

"Frederick Forsyth combines fact and fiction in The Fist of God...but [he] never forgets that he is writing a novel...Excitement without hysteria and plenty of credible action."
--The New York Times Book Review



"[An] incredible, imaginative mind...master of international intrigue."
--Larry King

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