A 1998 Forsyth thriller has the US and Russia worried about the supply and cost of oil which is pushing $20 a barrel. The US President and Russia’s Gorbachev are about to sign a disarmament treaty that has Military hardliners on both sides angry at loss of funds and material. A US oil Barron who talks to God and gets personal responses has gathered a group of oil men and industrialists, all who stand to loose big money if the treaty goes through, in a plot to get the US President out of office.
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In the book, the US President and Russia’s Gorbachev are about to sign a disarmament treaty that has conservative hard liners TICKED -- enough to do serious damage to derail this treaty and see it go away. And so the president's son is kidnapped over in England. The White House calls in the best hostage negotiator in the world, a retired commando name ...more
I devour every book he writes; there's simply nothing better in the world of intrigue, in my opinion.
Once you read one of Forsyth's books, you'll read them all. I began reading his work in the 1980's and haven't stopped. This guy gets you into his stories and doesn't let you go.
Forsyth's writings are an accurate representation of "eat or be eaten" and that coupled with his knowledge o ...more
We read so much about kidnapping and then associated negotiations to get the hostages rescued but rarely we get to know what exactly happens during negotiations. Frederick Forsyth has brought that aspect of negotiations in this book “The Negotiator” with all the details in his usual style. On the face of it the book is a usual thriller that involves peace treaty between US and Russia and the evil enemies trying to destroy the treaty for their financial gains and se ...more
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
There was only one thing about it I didn't like. In the first half he had the reader involved in 3 developing stories: The negotiator Quinn, Russians, and the plot in Saudi Arabia. However sometime in the middle of the book the Russian and Arabian plot completely disappeared and it was just Quinn. Him being the most invincible man ever...
Then at the end he solves all the problems, you are given a very short synopsis of what transpired i ...more
One minor quibble: Forsyth's research, usually impeccable, is a bit suspect in his depiction of winter in the hill country of Vermont as ...more
Sam, cantik, berani, agen FBI terlatih dipilih untuk mendampingi sang serigala Quinn, untuk membantu sekaligus memata-mata ...more
BUT (there's always a but)...maybe too much details. Kadang2 suka capek juga bacanya. Ada detail2 yang kayaknya cuma mau buat bukunya biar tebel aja deh. maybe a bit of a drag in the middle. Karena pas akhirnya langsung whirlwind...kyk kejar tayang.
Misalnya: Quinn yang awalnya diceritain jagoan dan spy bgt itu...masa tiba2 berhasil dicapture dengan ...more
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In short, its a typical Forsyth book. The conspiracy is well thought out with characters that are engaging and intriguing. Although Forsyth shows his incredible storytelling skill in this book, its not as deep (subjectively speaking) as his legendary spy novels. I get a feelin ...more
The son of a furrier, he was born in Ashford, Kent, educ ...more