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The Cobra

Forsyth, Frederick (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Cobra


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An extraordinary cutting-edge thriller from the New York Times -bestselling grandmaster of international suspense. Meticulous research, crisp narratives, plots as current as today's headlines-Frederick Forsyth has helped define the international thriller as we know it. And now he does it again. What if you had carte blanche to fight evil? Nothing held back, nothing off the table. What would you do? For decades, the world has been fighting the drug cartels, and losing, their billions of dollars making them the most powerful and destructive organizations on earth. Until one man is asked to take charge. Paul Devereaux used to run Special Operations for the CIA before they retired him for being too ruthless. Now he can have anything he requires, do anything he thinks necessary. No boundaries, no rules, no questions asked. The war is on-though who the ultimate winner will be, no one can tell... .
Authors: Forsyth, Frederick, 1938-
Title: The cobra
Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, c2010.
Characteristics: 364 p. ;,24 cm.
ISBN: 9780399156809
0399156801
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Report This Mar 06, 2013
  • 3dblus rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

My first Forsyth. I thoroughly enjoyed it! I'll be reading more. A well written and organized implementation of an impossible(?) hypothesis. Morally acceptable ending??

Report This Dec 09, 2012
  • stone51402 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Fast-paced, easy read that keeps you interested and turning the page.

Report This Nov 11, 2010
  • pmoloney rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A good read with lots of detail. I read late into the night as it did capture my attendtion. Didn't end as I had expected, and was a little disappointed.

Report This Sep 04, 2010
  • an1 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Given Forsyth's standards, Cobra is disappointing. Lots of facts about drugs moving from Colombia throughout the world and I am sure all the facts were researched, but that's the problem with the book: its a book of facts, not a story. Each "fact" is presented to the readers but there is nothing gripping happening like in his previous thriller books for which he became famous. Disappointed.

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