The Kill List

Forsyth, Frederick

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Kill List
When a terrorist known as the Preacher targets for assassination a retired Marine general, whose son is TOSA's top hunter of men, the terrorist becomes the hunted -- landing him at the top of TOSA's Kill List.

Publisher: New York :, G. P. Putnam's Sons,, [2013]
ISBN: 0399165274
Characteristics: xii, 332 pages ;,24 cm.


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Nov 21, 2014
  • yungliu rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This author's earlier books are FAR much better than his recent ones (this one included). This one is readable but absolutely not spectacular by any stretch of imagination.

There's a mention of the life-style of a certain ethnicity (and the resulting body odor) in the book which is to totally uncalled for and some readers may well take offense to the author's writing.

By the way, to those young readers of this author's novels (if there're any) who belong to the I-Pad I-Pod Facebook/Twitter generation, that object between the author's hands in his photo (on the back cover of the dust jacket) is called a Typewriter, a writer's standard tool of trade before the advent of keyboard (just as stagecoach before motor cars' age).

Jan 18, 2014
  • Liselara rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I usually really enjoy Forsyth but this book is like reading a narrative and has all the action of a dry report. There is very little dialogue or character development. What saves it is the scary details of what's going on in the world.

Dec 07, 2013
  • poppy2010 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Another topical read but a bit predictable.

Sep 14, 2013
  • MelvilleAFS rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good story, very little "color" commentary to bore. Keeps the readers attention and want to keep reading. This is my first read for Forsyth and enjoy his style. Will read his earlier novels to compare his latest.

Sep 05, 2013
  • 3dblus rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

An interesting "Spy/Terrorist" novel. Had a little discomfort with the 3rd person approach in the story telling, but the narrative kept me reading.

Sep 05, 2013

Forsyth has gone downhill. Tedious, boring - nothing like what I expected. Day Of The Jackal was top notch. This is bad!!

Sep 03, 2013
  • pterry25 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Pretty standard issue in the usual types of characters. Would like to see more of an Opal type character - an unexpected Mossad agent.


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Jan 30, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The yankees have the clocks, but the Afghans have the time.

Jan 30, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

SEALs never leave a mate, dead or alive, on the field.

Jan 30, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

First comes the rage and the hated. Then the justification, the pose of deep piety, all a sham.


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