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O Quarto Protocolo (Biblioteca Sábado)

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It is a time of political unrest in GreatBritain. And behind the Iron Curtain an insidious plotis being hatched, a plan so incendiary that eventhe KGB is ignorant of itsexistence--Aurora, the sinister brainchild of two of theworld's most dangerous men: the general secretaryof the Soviet Union and master spy KimPhilby.

The wheels are in motion, the pawnsare in place, and the
Paperback, 379 pages
Published 2009 by Sicidea (first published 1984)
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Frederick Forsyth is one of my all time favorite novelists and my favorite of all "spy novelists". The Fourth Protocol is my favorite spy novel of all time. It definitely falls into the "Commando Spy" category but is far better written than most.

I love spy novels of most types and the Commando spy novels (of which I refer to the 007 novels as) are particular favorites of mine but I also like the more behind the curtains novels that LeCarre writes. This book of Forsyth's is a fantastic cross b
Simply fantastic - I had been recommended this book and finally got round to reading it and I wished I hadn't waited that long (Sorry Dan!). Frederick Forsyth has such a great style of writing with such attention to detail that you can visualise the scenes in your head and are almost there in the room with the characters. Thoroughly enjoyable!
Trust a master story teller to write an epic! I can't even begin to imagine the kind of research required for writing a novel like this. Immensely eventful. gripping and a complete page turner. This kind of a story and plot demands extreme craft over the topics like politics, international relations, covert operations and government administration. Something as simple as how to make a bomb stretches for 4-5 pages. May be called overtly descriptive, but somehow fits into this novel's style and ge ...more
Marc Maitland
Since I had seen the film countless times, I read the book with eager anticipation. The book is a FAR more finely-woven plot than could ever be accommodated within the space of a 90-minute film, and therefore FAR more satisfying. The wealth of detail offered by Mr. Forsyth is an educational experience, whether the sections and sub-sections of the secret services, or the S.A.S. Regiment, but best of all the pin-prick analysis of the 1980s' Labour Party is wonderful to behold. The involvement of t ...more
Terry Wilkes
The grand daddy of nuclear thrillers, this book has been so influential its plot has formed the basis of everything from James Bond films (Octopussy is essentially a rewrite) through to 24 and on to hundreds of ebooks from wannabe thriller kings.
Forsyth's writing is less crisp here than in some of his other works (such as The Day of the Jackal or Where Eagles Dare) but still masterful.
Well worth a read; there's a reason this book has been copied so much.
Love this stuff and Love Frederick Forsyth. Eons ago, when I lived in Poland and was starved for reading material, I picked up one of his books called "Icon". Cool Cold War spy stuff. Nothing too Tom Clancy, with way too much technical information. Nope, this book is just chock-a-block with...meetings! No lie, but seriously, it's really great. Mostly British MI5 and MI6 versus KGB intelligence. Counterintelligence. Detective work that spans the globe. Not a lot of shoot-em-ups. Just burn
Helena Sheridan
Now this is my kind of genre. An intelligent read, that subtly and cleverly brought you unwittingly to its hidden surprises. An author that respects their reader.
Jim Puskas
This is Forsythe's most successful book about the Cold War. His research into the inner workings of the Soviet goverment was so astonishingly detailed and accurate that he came under the attention of the CIA! This book included several of the most intriguing and fully developed characters that Forsythe ever created. A terrific read which was regrettably made into a movie that managed to leave out all of the romance and subtlety of the book and dull the edges of the story. Forget about the film, ...more
Vicki Elia
In 1984, an unwitting thief sets off a chain of high-espionage between Great Britain and Russia. MI-5 Agent John Preston, a talented but shunned member of the service, finds conspiracy, double-twists and double-agents that could bring the world to it's knees. Built on the foundation of the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty and the long-term existence of the Cold War beyond the 1960's, the spy v. spy action is consuming, believable, and as fast as a run-away train. For some characters, the reader is n ...more
Early in this book i thought it was looking like a weak effort. The story,characters,the the realistic writing style made it in the end a taut,gripping tale by a master of International espinage.

I enjoyed it mostly because it was a very believable look in the world of spooks.
Ben B
I have probably read this book cover-to-cover a dozen times, and have read selected chapters many more. The characters are well drawn, the story is well told, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One of the most fun spy novels of all time.
Having read the Dogs of War, I think this book rates a little below that one. Don't think the Fourth Protocol is bad, I just didn't like it as much as other works by Forsyth. As usual, an incredible amount of detail on various agencies, roads, and weapons is added in, and has the impression of being realisitc, even if it is not. Hopefully this is not a spoiler, but what sort of annoyed me was that, as advertised on the cover, the book was about an attempted Soviet coup in the United Kingdom, how ...more
Durgasankar Bussetti
Finally completed the book 3 years after buying it. A typical Forsyth style. But this is more inclined politically. A book that kept me awake to finish it off after many years....One shouldn't miss it, if u like forsyth style...
Steve Cunningham
Came to the book via the Commodore 64 game. The first politically-based book I ever read. Game changer, no more dragons for me after this. I was in.
Vijayamanikandan R
Frederick Forsyth at his best. It was an amazing read. It brought back the chilling Soviet maneuvers that were aimed at shadowing their downfall.
one of the best from Frederick Forsyth!
towards the end, he just runs a high-adrenaline film in front of your eyes...
A terrific book. The film, starring Michael Caine and Pierce Brosnan (as the bad guy) is fantastic as well.
Amith Raravi
Forsyth's legendary research can be seen in all its glory.. His best in my opinion..
Nick Moore
Quite the page turner, love the 1980s setting and lots of cleverness.

ticked all my boxes for cold war espionage fiction. an excellent read.
Rupesh Goenka
A descriptive well written British Spy thriller.. Absolutely Super Fantastic!!
Sloane Berrent
Master spy book author. Learned so much about history while reading this.
Scott Holstad
This is one of the best spy/thriller books I've ever read. I tend to love most Forsyth books, although they can get bogged down in detail at times, and this one didn't disappoint. It's about British spy John Preston and his search for a Russian spy intent upon bringing down the British Empire circa early 80s. This operation is so secretive, even the KGB doesn't know about it. It's spy vs spy at its best and while there's practically no gun play in the book, it's a real page turner. It's fascinat ...more
Hakim Ladha
One of the best books of Frederick Forsyth I have read till date.
Awesome again Forsyth! Lots of suspense when I read this one as well!
Arun Divakar
The British never well and truly recovered from the embarrassment that was Kim Philby it seems. It was Philby and a few others who dealt the most severe blows to British intelligence during the era of the Cold War. What makes the espionage thrillers of this era interesting is the impeding sense of danger in the horizon and the fact that there are always eyes and ears open & listening to what you do and say. I like Fredrick Forsyth's take on intelligence agencies, there isn't a lot of gung-ho ...more
As most of Forsyth books, Fourth Protocol too has 3 parts, a background, the meticulous planning/the plot (none can beat him in this) and the Execution itself. The story starts with a group of few high men led by a former Super spy Kim Philby (an Englishman himself) and the general secretary of Grand Russia himself sitting remotely in a dacha (a Russian country house or villa) hatch a plan so sinister that even the KGB is unaware of it, the motif being destabilization of Britain. The effect of w ...more
C1984: FWFTB: Moscow, country-town, jigsaw, MI5, revolution. When I decide that I like an author – I tend to devour everything that she/he has written. These books all seemed so much more pertinent when the Berlin War was still standing! There is no flowery paragraph-long descriptions in this book. The language used is almost terse, to-the-point and brutal. On reflection, it is probably highlights the tension running through the novel. The dedication is interesting in a way and to his son – “For ...more
At first, I was more than a little worried that I wasn't going to like this book. 2010 is a long way from 1984, when this book was published, and the author is grinding some axes that are no longer in the toolshed at all (to stretch a metaphor). Also, part of the thrill of reading a book like this when it comes out is the thrill of finding out how some parts of the current governments do their thing -- the melding of realistic details with behind-the-scenes looks at the various Soviet apparatich ...more
Isabel Maia
O Quarto Protocolo, conhecido na História como o Tratado Internacional de Não-Proliferação Nuclear, foi assinado por Estados Unidos da América, Grã-Bretanha e URSS a 1 de Julho de 1984. Tinha como principal função proibir a divulgação de materiais ou de tecnologias suscetiveis de permitir a construção de armamento nuclear a outros países que não possuissem tais tecnologias.
Considerado um clássico da literatura de espionagem, este livro é narrado em duas esferas. De um lado, a URSS que desenvolvi
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From Wikipedia:

Frederick Forsyth, CBE (born 25 August 1938) is an English author and occasional political commentator. He is best known for thrillers such as The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Fourth Protocol, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fist of God, Icon, The Veteran, Avenger, The Afghan, and recently The Cobra.

The son of a furrier, Forsyth was born in Ashford, Kent. He
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