Wednesday, April 28, 2010
In my humble opinion, Frederick Forsyth is the king of the espionage/suspense thriller (there's a mouthful...LOL). His novel THE DAY OF THE JACKAL was an absolute masterpiece - and one of the few books that I have read more than once. But if it is at all possible, I think he has outdone that one with THE FIST OF GOD which is based on Saddam Hussein's plan to develop a "super gun"....an artillery giant capable of delivering massive payloads to targets hundreds of miles away....most notably, Israel.
As always, the research is impeccable and the intricately woven plot revolves around events taken from news headlines ( and some not-so-publisized events).
I find it rather surprising that this particular novel has yet to be snapped up by Hollywood as the plot is tailor made for a movie...or perhaps even a miniseries. If you like spy/thriller fiction, check this one out....it blows Clancy and LeCarre away.
RATING: 5 Stars