The Afghan

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Penguin, 2006 - 343 pages
A chilling story of modern terrorism from the grandmaster of international intrigue.

T he Day of the Jackal, The Dogs of War, The Odessa File-the books of Frederick Forsyth have helped define the international thriller as we know it today. Combining meticulous research with crisp narratives and plots as current as the headlines, Forsyth shows us the world as it is in a way that few have ever been able to equal.

And the world as it is today is a very scary place.

When British and American intelligence catch wind of a major Al Qaeda operation in the works, they instantly galvanize- but to do what? They know nothing about it: the what, where, or when. They have no sources in Al Qaeda, and it's impossible to plant someone. Impossible, unless . . .

The Afghan is Izmat Khan, a five-year prisoner of Guantánamo Bay and a former senior commander of the Taliban. The Afghan is also Colonel Mike Martin, a twenty-five-year veteran of war zones around the world-a dark, lean man born and raised in Iraq. In an attempt to stave off disaster, the intelligence agencies will try to do what no one has ever done before-pass off a Westerner as an Arab among Arabs-pass off Martin as the trusted Khan.

It will require extraordinary preparation, and then extraordinary luck, for nothing can truly prepare Martin for the dark and shifting world into which he is about to enter. Or for the terrible things he will find there.

Filled with remarkable detail and compulsive drama, The Afghanis further proof that Forsyth is truly master of suspense.

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User Review  - Issi - Goodreads

Story about terrorism in Afghanistan and elsewhere. Not bad. Read full review

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User Review  - Jay Holls - Goodreads

Doesn't live to expectation,worst finish from a master storyteller. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
25
Section 3
43
Section 4
63
Section 5
83
Section 6
101
Section 7
115
Section 8
133
Section 11
193
Section 12
213
Section 13
233
Section 14
253
Section 15
273
Section 16
297
Section 17
321
Section 18
337

Section 9
153
Section 10
173

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About the author (2006)

Frederick Forsyth is the author of fourteen novels and short story collections, from 1971's The Day of the Jackalto 2003's Avenger. A former pilot and print and television reporter, he has had five movies made from his works, and a television miniseries.

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