From international best-selling thriller writer Frederick Forsyth comes a chilling new mystery.
The cocaine industry is worth billions of dollars a year to the drug cartels who spread their evil across Western society, causing incalculable misery, poverty and death. Slowly, gradually, inexorably it is spreading and it is a blight which must be stopped.
One man, Paul Devereaux, intellectual, dedicated, utterly ruthless and ex-CIA special ops, is given what seems like an impossible task. At his disposal is anything he wants – men, resources, money. And he will not stop until he has completed his mission.
Up to now, the drugs trade has been accustomed to world governments attempting to curtail their criminal activities. But up to now, those governments have played by the rules. And that is about to change. The rules no longer apply. A dirty war is about to get a whole lot dirtier....
Frederick Forsyth is the author of 11 best-selling novels, including The Day of the Jackal, The Fourth Protocol, The Fist of God, Icon, Avenger and The Afghan.
A complete and unabridged reading by John Chancer.
©2010 Frederick Forsyth (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
I had been a FF fan and was glad to see a new one come out. No doubt an interesting topic and close to drug problem faced on a global scale. But if you are looking for an exciting plot and a page-turner......you are looking in the wrong place. Climax is also weak. I normally don't go for abridged versions, but for this one I wouldn't have minded.............
I have been a fan of Frederick Forsyth since I read "The Day of The Jackal" 40 years ago. His style, more than any other author of this genre, exemplifies the thoroughly researched thriller and “The Cobra” doesn’t disappoint.
If you expect gunfights and explosions on every second page, then Forsyth is not for you. However, if a beautifully built storyline is what you enjoy, look no further. The suspense in this novel is subtle and understated and makes you keep on "turning the pages".
John Chancer manages to give the persons in “The Cobra” individual characters and I find his narration excellent.
The book looses something with the reader - hopeless pronouncing foreign words. But a great story that manages to overcome the reader. Recomended.
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