Book Reviews of The Afghan

The Afghan
The Afghan
Author: Frederick Forsyth
ISBN-13: 9780399153945
ISBN-10: 0399153942
Publication Date: 8/22/2006
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 48 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
A very good and informative story about the Middle East and the Terrorist mentality. It was exciting to the very end.
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A really good interesting read. Great characterization and intriguing plot development. Couldn't put it down.
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Frederick Forsyth also wrote "The Odessa File, The Dogs of War, the fourth protocol...and this book keeps the streak going.The Afghan is a Guantanamo Bay prisoner and former Taliban commander. The Afghan is also Colonel Mike Martin, a twenty-five year war zone veteran enlisted to pass himself off as the trusted Khan. Forsyth conjures up the world of counterterrorism and has an exciting climax that makes the book well worth reading.
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I enjoyed this book, it was believable and possible. 9 CD, 11 hours total, kept a long drive enjoyable. I would recommend it to anyone who like Forsyth.
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Excellent writer. Very relevant to today's world.
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Forsyth does his research for his books very well. Another good one from the author of "The Odessa File" and "The Day of the Jackal".
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An outstanding read. Makes one think about (and be thankful for) all the nameless warriors operating out there in the shadows to protect us. I will definitely be looking to read more from Mr. Forsyth...
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Awesome read! Edge of my seat and could not put it down. Forsyth again creates believable and engaging characters. Plot development is complete, it draws you in and keeps you thinking about it when you aren't reading. Like, say, while you're at work...
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A bit like an opera, one has to suspend disbelief at times. I did enjoy the pace and the detail, characteristics common to Forsyth's novels.
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Great story!
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From Publishers Weekly
Set in the very near future, veteran Forsyth's latest isn't quite up to the level of The Day of the Jackal or his more recent Fist of God, but it's a cut above most other post-9/11 spy thrillers. The threat of a catastrophic assault on the West, discovered on a senior al-Qaeda member's computer, compels the leaders of the U.S. and the U.K. to attempt a desperate gambitto substitute a seasoned British operative, Col. Mike Martin, for an Afghan Taliban commander being held prisoner at Guantánamo Bay and then arrange Martin's release into Afghan custody. Martin must maintain his cover under the closest scrutiny, even as the details of the planned outrage are kept beyond his reach. Despite the choice to have Porter Goss as CIA director at the end of 2006 and some nick-of-time Hollywood heroics, Forsyth convincingly conjures up the world of counterterrorism and offers an all-too plausible terrorist plot.
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fast paced.
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Add another Forsyth to your collection.
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A great look into the Afghan mind and culture! An exciting story and easy to read.