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De Vos

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  3,007 ratings  ·  420 reviews
Wat als het gevaarlijkste wapen ter wereld een tiener blijkt te zijn?

Het voormalige hoofd van de Britse geheime dienst Adrian Weston wordt midden in de nacht wakker gebeld door de premier. Haar bericht is schokkend: de strengst beveiligde firewalls ter wereld, van het Pentagon, de NSA en de CIA zijn tegelijkertijd gehackt door een hacker met de bijnaam ‘de Vos’. Nog schokk
Kindle Edition, 246 pages
Published February 5th 2019 by A.W. Bruna Uitgevers (first published October 16th 2018)
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Natalie M
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
2.5 Stars at best! The epitome of average. I love Forsyth, some of my favourite works are his but this will not be one of them. It feels like a political rant in places, in others a review of world events. Through all this is an unrealistic, unbelievable, even ridiculous plot which has an even stranger ending. It’s so far from a Forsyth I’d hazard a guess at a ghost-writer.
Linda Wells
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Forsyth continues to master the international spy thriller in his latest book. "The Fox" has hacked into the NSA, and US and British agents join forces to find the hacker. The story is modern without relying on excessive technical detail. The scenario is both plausible and frightening.
La pecera de Raquel
Aunque la trama en principio es muy interesante, el servicio de inteligencia de EEUU ha sufrido una intromisión,"un ataque", sin embargo, no han robado nada, no han dejado nada, no hay extorsión... no han dejado ni una solo pista de quién o qué puede haber sido. Adrian Weston ex jefe del Servicio de Inteligencia Secreto Británico es el encargado de realizar estas investigaciones que le llevan hasta un niño de 16 años con Síndrome de Asperger, Luke Jennings, el mejor hacker del mundo y los americ ...more
Jan 09, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I find this boring and tough to follow. 2 of 10 stars
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
3.5 stars, rounded up (for all of his past accomplishments in this genre.) Someone has hacked into the impenetrable computer systems of the U.S. intelligence community. Turns out, it's a 18-year Brit, working in his attic with standard equipment, who awakens to find a team of black-clad anti-terrorist operators in his bedroom. Luke Jennings is a shy introverted kid, with Asperger's Syndrome, who was just looking around and did no damage. He is whisked off to a secure location, and becomes a cent ...more
Adah Udechukwu
The Fox is an average novel. The novel does not flow properly and it keeps referencing past events which was kinda annoying.
Sep 20, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Terrible book. Much like Wilbur Smith and Tom Clancy, Forsyth has entered the realm of successful thriller writers that allow publishers to ghost write books for them. This book has none of the style, or pace of of a Forsyth novel. There’s no depth to any of the characters and the plot lurches from one confrontation to the next. The computer hacking is described only through cliched metaphors and the only exposition is about the covert military and intelligence services of various countries whic ...more
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this to be very realistic. It has a modern day international espionage. Very though provoking considering the state of our world affairs right now. When you thin an eight-teen -year old hacker could tap in a become a weapon and a target. A great read.

I won a copy of this from the publisher for my honest review.

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Hudson Valley NY
Sep 21, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not Such a Cunning Fox!

For once, with this author, when a publisher puts extravagant claims in their blurb it's hard to argue. Frederick Forsyth has written some of the all-time thriller greats so deserves the ultimate respect. They suggest he defined the thriller genre so is he still at the leading edge all these years later? He certainly throws a lot at this book to make it up to date and relevant with everything from Novichok to computer hacking being cast into the mix!

For me David Rintoul wa
Ruth Jones
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good, but thought the ending a bit lame.
Jerry B
We’ve been enjoying Frederick Forsyth since his debut with “The Day of the Jackal” in 1971. Unlike other popular authors, he doesn’t pump out a full-length novel every year, but rather has published a new international thriller at roughly three-to-five year intervals – a span no doubt reflected in the diligent research and contemporaneous timeliness of his suspenseful plots.

“Fox” is no exception as it traces the “art” of cyber warfare via the unbelievably brilliant hacking abilities of a British
Clare O'Beara
This adventure centres on a teen lad with Asperger's who lives in his computer attic and hacks. Ah - no it doesn't. If it did he'd have lines, right?
This adventure centres on a retired agent who is called back by a Theresa May lookalike to control the young hacker Luke and point him at targets. Sir Adrian seems to be a reflection of the author, who is now in his eighties. He sends in the SAS but otherwise seems tolerant, then people start getting killed. My impression is that the story was dict
Paula Lyle
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Once upon a time there was an autistic English boy that could hack Anything. He causes havoc in all the Bad places in the world and survives several attempts at assassination. He does all this within 7 months so he never gets any older. Then, because this is a fairy tale, he becomes a Real Boy. This allows him to live happily ever after. The End.
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una de espías, a la antigua usanza con el único toquecito del hacker que aparece como conseguidor casi mágico de información pero no lo hace ni como personaje con voz ni como protagonista ni ná.
Eso sí, aparecen todas las siglas de las agencias de espionaje y contraespionaje y cuerpos de élite de Inglaterra, USA, Rusia, Israel, Irán y varios más.
Más que novela parece un artículo/ensayo del funcionamiento de las operaciones encubiertas de espionaje…pero funciona lo suficiente como para que te haga
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery and suspense fans
As a longtime fan of Forsyth, I was very interested in how he approached this tale of contemporary technological espionage without falling off the edge into tech speak and so forth. I respect his story telling skill ...The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Forth Protocol etc ... and was pleased that it was again demonstrated in The Fox.

The world is a much smaller place than it once was due to the cyber reliance of all of us in control of every day as well international political affairs.
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Frederick Forsyth has been one of my favorite authors for many years although he seemed to have peaked with what may have been his first book, The Day of the Jackal. The result was that I hadn't read one of his novels in years but I decided to give The Fox a shot because I knew that, minimally, it would be good. It turns out that it was, in my not very modest opinion, excellent.

As was the case for many of his earlier works, he used the current world situation and real characters except for the
Jawahar Surti
Actually 2.5/5
Picked this up with great expectations, having been a fan of Forsyth's novels. But was disappointed. The writing style is good enough, the flow, the language. But where is the story? (view spoiler) The events jump. Not very coherent. And then like some movie things change to bring other things to an end!
Thoughts: Did he actually write
José Alfredo
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vuelve el clásico maestro del suspense. El Zorro es una novela de rabiosa actualidad que se desarrolla en nuestro propio tiempo. Un joven con Asperger tiene la capacidad y facilidad de burlar cualquier sistema de seguridad informática existente, lo que le convierte en el arma más peligrosa que existe. Un thriller vertiginoso en que se repasa toda la actualidad geopolítica con situaciones que recuerdan peligrosamente a la era de la Guerra Fría, un libro de espías, escuadrones asesinos y hackers. ...more
Oct 06, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Worst Forsyth book ever written.

The book was a horrible disappointment. The overarching plot can be at best described as genius boy waving his magic fingers to defeat all the enemies of the West using a computer. And I use the "magic" deliberately because though the book is about hacking, no explanation is ever given as to how exactly the boy hacks in to the most complex firewalls in the world. While I do not expect detailed and boring manual about how hacking takes place at least the author cou
Michael C. Baker
Nov 30, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Very disappointing

I have really enjoyed some of his earlier books. This one was a huge let down. No character development to the point that you couldn’t care less if the main characters were all murdered half way through the novel.
Marta González

Aprobado raspado... en algunas ocasiones me ha resultado incluso tedioso.

El zorro es un libro que parecía que me iba a absorber por completo, y en cambio ha habido veces que he necesitado retroceder en el audio porque desconectaba por completo de lo que se narraba por lo aburrido que me resultaba. Excesivas descripciones, sucesión continua de clichés y final surrealista. Se salva por lo bien documentado que está y por la narrativa, que aunque aburrida, es de calidad.

Me da bastante pena hace
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thrillers, reviewed
"This is what I've been missing, I've read two Tom Clancy books recently and have been really disappointed in how the writers who have continued his franchise have handled the series. Thank goodness for Frederick Forsyth, a writer that
truly understands how espionage should be written. The fox is an intense thriller that would make a great movie.

Russian snipers, double agents, the SAS, The Fox truly delivers readers into the dark and dangerous world, that only a few ever really get to experience
Ross Sidor
Interesting premise, solid research, and informative detail, but lacking a cohesive story to weave it together. Basically an analysis of current global politics and how the UK might cyber-attacks against geopolitical foes, but it just jumps from one incident to another without an actual storyline. Fortunately, the book is very short and Forsyth's style is terse, so it reads very quickly.
Stuart Ashenbrenner
Forsyth is 80-years-old, and he writes a book that is one of the most relevant and current pieces of mystery and thrill that there is available. I will skip over the synopsis of the book, but long story short, there is a young hacker, Luke Jennings, who assists in finding "The Fox".

Not only is writing a thriller in which the antagonist a computer hacker difficult, is hard to make it into a "thriller." Typically thrillers have a bad guy with fantastical skills that rival the protagonist, which i
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you FREDERICK FORSYTH for writing THE FOX. Thank you G.P. Putnam's for publishing it. The 21st century has seen the birth of a new type warfare - cyberwarfare. Mr. Forsyth has produced a book whose plot seems to be ripped from major news headlines (not "fake news!").

Among the major characters is Sir Adrian Weston retired number2 at MI6. Then there is Luke Jennings an 18 year computer hacker of unmatched skills who is affected by Asperger's Syndrome. Sir Adrian recruits Luke to MI6. Also a
Mark Robison
This book of spycraft is told so authoritatively that it's almost possible to overlook how slight it is. The plot is preposterous, amounting to waving a magic wand repeatedly. The world's greatest hacker is discovered and he can bridge the "air gap," meaning he can hack into computer systems that are not connected to the internet or any other external system. Yeah, right.

The book is interesting, though, because Forsyth concisely and smartly tells the history up to the current moment of various
David Msomba
This man is in his 80s but still manages to deliver a finger licking,page turning spy thriller,I have nothing but ultimate respect for Mr.Forsyth.

Continuing with his same writing style since The Day of the Jackal of schooling people on international political affairs,history and espionage tactics while entertaining you with a fast paced,riveting story,this one hasnt miss any of those ingredients.

If you are longtime fan of Forsyth,fan of suspense&thriller,espinoge stories,this one is for you.
Joan Campbell
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've always loved Forsyth's books, so I was excited to see a new one out. It was a fairly quick, enjoyable read although I found it lacked depth and complexity. Everything fitted together too well, the good guys always came out on top with minimal casualties, the bad guys were always outwitted. Perhaps I've outgrown books with such neat plot-lines but on the whole it was still a decent read.
Tony Le
One would expect better from the author of "The Day of the Jackal."
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great espionage tale set in current times.
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Frederick Forsyth, CBE 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 and The Kill List.

The son of a furrier, he was born in Ashford, Kent, educated at Tonbridge Scho
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