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Fist Of God

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During those fateful weeks before Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, a fragment of radio intercept had referred to Qubth-ut-Allah, a devastating secret weapon that could rain death and destruction on the Allied forces. Despite Allied scepticism, Major Mike Martin, an SAS man who can pass as an Arab, is sent into Kuwait to assess Iraqi strength and help the resistance. What he discovers there takes him into the heart of Baghdad, where he is to 'run' the Iraqi spy known as Jericho, the sleeper who might be prepared to provide vital information for money. It is a highly dangerous operation, the results of which cause the Allies to delay their ground assault for four days - while Martin parachutes into the Iraqi mountains on the most hazardous mission of his life: to find and destory Qubth-ut-Allah - the Fist of God.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 114 x 174 x 46mm | 322.05g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English, Spanish
  • 0552139904
  • 9780552139908
  • 175,045

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"'Once again, as in The Day Of The Jackal and a host of other gripping tales, the master has done a brilliant job'" * The Times * "'He is a superb storyteller...some notable excitements in the best Forsyth style'" -- Douglas Hurd * Daily Telegraph * "'Forsyth's expertise and research lend the book a powerful ring of authenticity and he has an almost mesmeric ability to compel the reader to keep turning the page. It's a corking good read'" * Spectator * "'By turns fascinating and thrilling...keeps springing surprises to the very end'" * Sunday Telegraph *show more

About Frederick Forsyth

Former RAF pilot and investigative journalist, Frederick Forsyth defined the modern thriller when he wrote The Day of The Jackal, described by Lee Child as `the book that broke the mould', with its lightning-paced storytelling, effortlessly cool reality and unique insider information. Since then he has written twelve novels which have been bestsellers around the world: The Odessa File, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fourth Protocol, The Negotiator, The Deceiver, The Fist of God, Icon, Avenger, The Afghan, The Cobra and, most recently, The Kill List. He lives in Buckinghamshire, England.show more

Review Text

"'Forsyth's expertise and research lend the book a powerful ring of authenticity and he has an almost mesmeric ability to compel the reader to keep turning the page. It's a corking good read'"show more

Back cover copy

During those fateful weeks before Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, a fragment of radio intercept had referred to Qubth-ut-Allah, a devastating secret weapon that could rain death and destruction on the Allied forces. Despite Allied scepticism, Major Mike Martin, an SAS man who can pass as an Arab, is sent into Kuwait to assess Iraqi strength and help the resistance. What he discovers there takes him to the heart of Baghdad, where he is to 'run' the Iraqi spy known as Jericho, the sleeper who might be prepared to provide vital information for money. It is a highly dangerous operation, the results of which cause the Allies to delay their ground assault for four days - while Martin parachutes into the Iraqi mountains on the most hazardous mission of his life: to find and destroy the Qubth-ut-Allah - the Fist of God. Not until you read The Fist of God will you realise why Saddam Hussein thought he could win the Gulf War and so refused to pull out of Kuwait.show more

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8,686 ratings
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