The Fox

The Fox

eBook - 2018
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The #1 New York Times-bestselling master of international intrigue takes readers into the bleeding-edge world of technological espionage in a propulsive thriller that feels chillingly real. Former chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service Adrian Weston is awoken in the middle of the night by a phone call from the Prime Minister. Her news is shocking: the Pentagon, the NSA, and the CIA have been hacked simultaneously, their seemingly impenetrable firewalls breached by an unknown enemy known only as "The Fox." Even more surprisingly, the culprit is revealed to be a young British teenager, Luke Jennings. He has no agenda, no secrets, just a blisteringly brilliant mind. Extradition to the U.S. seems likely--until Weston has another idea: If Luke can do this to us, what can he do to our enemies? After conferring with both the American President and the Prime Minister, Weston is determined to use "The Fox" and his talents to the advantage of the two nations. But doing so places the boy on a geopolitical minefield. Adrian must stay one step ahead of multiple invisible enemies, all while finding a way to utilize the most powerful--and most unpredictable--weapon of all. With his trademark research and deep knowledge of the rules and practices of international intrigue, Forsyth takes on tomorrow's threats in this race-against-the-clock thriller.
Publisher: [S.l.]: Penguin Publishing Group, 2018.
ISBN: 9780525538448
Characteristics: 304 p.
Additional Contributors: cloudLibrary

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Dec 03, 2019

Starts out as a novel, but descends into editorials. Crummy book, badly written. Not at all what I expected of Frederick Forsyth. Could have been written by his grandchild!

Jul 01, 2019

Forsyth is older, but so am I. An engaging, compelling read, The Fox underscores the myriad ways nations can annihilate one another. There are heroes and villains and I truly hope Forsyth drew his heroes from reality. Quick and worth it.

Jun 08, 2019

Not one of Forsyth’s best. “Air gap” means that the system is not connected to the internet, so there goes the premise on which the hacking feats are based. However, he does weave together a satisfying if simplistic espionage story around recent world events that involve Iran, North Korea, and Russia with their current world leaders at the helms.

Jan 27, 2019

This book is all tell and no show. No character development. Reads like a history book.
If I wanted non fiction I would consult writing by a journalist....

Nov 30, 2018

Dear David Weber,
Please read this book to write a lean taunt technothriller to save your reputation from irate fans.

Nov 27, 2018

Well written and well researched...a page turner but a bit repetitious and lacking that certain something. For me, Forsyth's "Day of the Jackal" was his best.

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