Frederick Forsyth – The Deceiver. 6. The Cold War lasted forty years. For the record, the West won it. But not without cost. This book is for those who spent so. Sam McCready serves Britain as Chief of Covert Operations for the Secret Intelligence Service. He’s competent, dedicated, in his prime. Why then this push. . The Deceiver by Frederick Forsyth (). ‘Don’t worry, old boy,’ he said to Dobbs . ‘If one of them moves I’ll just blow his nuts off.’ (p).

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What hangs in the balance is not only his own career, but the very future of British intelligence. You go in thinking you’ve got forzyth mission down cold and halfway to the goal line you better have another plan or you’ll be just another piece of cannon fodder. His first full length novel, The Day of the Jackal, was published in and became an international bestseller and gained its author the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel.

Jul 21, Virginia Tican rated it it was amazing.

I read only two of the stories. Near fine in near fine dustwrapper. Offered his choice of two options – an obscure administrative job or early retirement – McCready has only one further option: The Chief is ordered to fforsyth an example of a maverick officer, and Sam McCready is suggested.


He trails the baddie to his remote villa but, unfortunately, is seen and identified.

Believable As always a great story with a scintilla truth with believable characters and a plot that keeps you turning the page.

This is a series of novellas bound fredfrick by the overlapping story of a senior British secret service spy under performance review before being fired. Of all the books I have read by Frederick Forsythe, this one I enjoyed the most. Boards are flat and true and the corners are square. Becoming a journalist, he joined Reuters in and later the BBC inwhere he served as an assistant diplomatic correspondent.

A friend and colleague doesn’t accept that it was an accident and flies out to Sunshine. Retrieved from ” https: Quite possibly the worst book I have read this year. Binding is tight, spine fully intact. Ftederick are numbered pages which are in Very Good condition with slight discolouration to the fore edge of the pages ie can be seen when the book is closed and is only extremely light and feintotherwise an extremely clean and desirable example.

And so his trip across the border, and then to the arranged rendezvous, is fraught. It takes some quick thinking on McCready’s part to apprehend the criminals, and forge a document to appoint himself Governor for a day — but he is able to foil both candidates’ schemes, and ensures that Sunshine’s transition to independence will be smooth.


Given her age, and popularity with the island’s people, McCready decides to keep her crime a secret. The Deceiver by Frederick Forsyth is available for free download on an external web-site.

And if you ar Quite possibly the worst book I have read this year. Reading that part of it, I became aware of the similarities and finally it was clear the very intelligent and intriguing episode we had watched – at that time I don’t know if we thought it was a film, but cable tv was comparatively primitive then – was a Frederick Forsyth work; if we had, the amazingly intelligent quality would have see I had seen one part of this work on television and we then were not aware it was based on a Forsyth book, else we probably would have bought and read it earlier.


War is hell, kids. He insists on going straight to the Americans and the next pages develop a very tangled web whereby it is slowly wormed out of him that there is a high-level Russian mole in the CIA. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Want to Read saving…. There are two Scotland Yard investigators on the island but it is McCready who exposes the two presidential candidates as a Bahamian cocaine smuggler and an agent of the Cuban secret servicerespectively, both of whom are seeking to exploit the island for their own ends.

The Barclays is a small fictional British overseas territory in the Caribbeanin transition from Deceover rule to independence. Housed in the near fine dustwrapper with just miniscule signs of handling otherwise in lovely condition.

First Edition, with correct number line sequence, no writing, marks, underlining, or bookplates.