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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As usual, Forsyth is on top of his facts, something which you are used to, if you’ve been eeceiver avid Forsyth reader and a bit of a fan I confess to this!

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Day of the Jackal was terrific, and this book, while more low-key nevertheless satisfied the reasons you read spy novels. I have just read this novel.

The various episodes are connected through a narrative about decever career of one such extremely competent master spy McCready whose career is being reviewed due to administrative orders around ’90 to put him out to pasture – his very competence is what is deceicer the cause for this, during the brief illusion of peace brought on by collapse of iron curtain.

Paperbackpages. Used – Very Good. Forsyth tries to show off his supposed detailed knowledge of how the secret services work through his info dumps. Another serious flaw is that Forsyth fudges, making up imaginary countries and political figures. We know this because McCready has himself been running a senior KGB mole in the Russian embassy — codename Keepsake — who explains it all to the Brits.

This page was last edited on 12 Decemberforsytth Meanwhile, a scarily efficient and cold-hearted woman KGB Colonel has been tracking the movements of the General who handed over the book, suspecting him fredreick being a traitor and now becomes involved in the hunt for Morenz. You are given the portrait of a man without much frederivk flaws, a genius in his line of work and someone not to be taken lightly by his enemies.


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The Deceiver by Frederick Forsyth (1991)

Pretty silly, which is unfortunately what I think about spy stories in general. Sep 19, Nishant Bhagat rated it really liked it. Would like to find out, but am afraid they might again have been invaded by miscreants.

Becoming a journalist, he joined Reuters in and later the BBC inwhere he served as an assistant diplomatic correspondent. This book provides a lot of detail and insight into how intelligence agencies operate, how they collaborate with friendly countries, and the kind of operations they run for their countries. Want to Read saving…. Photo image is of the deceiger book for sale. The story ends with Orlov being exposed, and frrderick accepting his immediate execution.

The Deceiver by Frederick Forsyth

The main character was described as a complicated, flawed, and experienced intelligence agent. One of the very few books that I have read twice.

The SIS hierarchy reject Sam’s case, having decided weeks earlier that, since the Cold War was over, his office was no deceivr necessary. An international assassin is hired by right-wing paramilitary organisation, the OAS, to assassinate French President, Charles de Gaulle.

The kindly old lady who lives on the hill. The pages remain in excellent, unmarked condition with no inscriptions and are squarely bound. Since the security search is closing in on them, and Morenz is in no state to make an escape, Sam kills him with poisoned alcohol, and takes the documents and manages to escape by slipping through the border again, thus protecting the general from exposure, and saving Morenz from an uglier fate, and succeeding in retrieving the sought-after documents.

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The Deceiver

PS don’t forget to check Amazon for my free book offers! Orlov’s information proves to be highly valuable, leading to the arrest of Soviet spies in many countries, and providing important information on Soviet military planning.

Secondly, the narrative lacks the cohesion to enthuse the deceivr. Sometimes you just freedrick when you are in the hands of someone who really knows what they’re doing. The Deceiver by Frederick Forsyth is for sale.

Return to Book Page. The binding has no wear or blemishes.

And so she shoots the governor – being an invalid she has help from her massive man-servant. Unfortunately Bruno has misled himself in his belief that one of the high-end escort girls he runs as part of his job – for visiting diplomats etc.


Events accelerate when Orlov finally succeeds, indirectly, in identifying the supposed CIA traitor, followed by Keepsake suddenly departing for Moscow, making it look as if Sam is wrong.

Top corner of front board lightly bumped. Still, a very nice collectible copy. The book is about the world of spies, and their bureaucratic masters and rules play a small role while those that achieve much due to sheer competence at the craft rather than adhering to the rules are closer to centre stage.

The frame story is set in as senior civil servants in Whitehall set about reforming the intelligence services. The thought seems more whimsical than what someone in his state of mind decriver think.

Deceivsr jacket is not price-clipped, with fold lines on front inside flap and very light edge scrapes. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The Colombian drug dealers may have been replaced by the Mexicans or S. This very long novel almost entirely amounts to a mind-bogglingly detailed manual on how to organise and fund a military coup.

Large 8vo, cloth backed boards, d. A plot to overthrow the reforming leader of the Soviet Union evolves into a nailbiting crisis when the unexpected hijacking of an oil supertanker by fanatical Ukrainian terrorists looks like it might lead to the victory of the hawks in the Politburo, who are seeking a Russian invasion of Western Europe.

Forsyth shows how it should be done. Boards are flat and true and the corners are square. Who shot the governor? The island is about to hold its first election for governor, and, since no political parties have yet developed the two leading candidates are both expatriates, with dexeiver financial backing or popular support from the population.