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Frederick Forsyth is the author of fifteen novels, from 1971 s The Day of the Jackal to 2013 s The Kill List, and two short story collections. A former pilot and print and television reporter for Reuters and the BBC, he won the Diamond Dagger Award from the Crime Writers Association in 2012 for a career of sustained excellence. Forsyth lives in England."

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Praise for THE OUTSIDER Like le Carre, Frederick Forsyth had an early breakthrough success ("The Day of the Jackal"), went on to entertain millions of readers (through 17 books) and carried out assignments for MI6, using novel research as a cover for 'enhanced tourism.'...'The Outsider' gives us a generous sampling of them. This is a raconteur's book...all told with such enthusiasm." New York Times Book Review Forsyth relates the many fascinating episodes of his life with joie de vivre and a disarming sense of wonder that will ring true with readers of his novels. Also recommended for those unfamiliar with Forsyth s fiction but intrigued by the rich observations and well-earned ruminations of a master of his craft. Patrick A. Smith, Bainbridge State Coll., GA, Library Journal If there is one memoir to read this autumn, it s Frederick Forsyth s extraordinary life story, The Outsider, which reads like a James Bond novel. The Irish Independent A very intriguing look at the personal story of the man behind numerous best-selling thrillers. Booklist Forsyth packs his stories with history both personal and global, and writes with the charm of a man recounting his escapades to grown grandchildren, making this a riveting and refreshing memoir. Publishers Weekly Acclaimed thriller writer Forsyth delivers a charming autobiography about his real-life adventures around the globe .Forsyth s tales of derring-do are a pleasure to read, especially when coupled with his self-deprecating humor, but his most endearing quality is his ravenous curiosity, which pulled him from one exotic location to another [A]fter living such an exotic life, Forsyth has earned his bragging rights. Kirkus Reviews The man has lived an amazing life. Call it stranger than fiction. Washington Post [Forsyth] brings his considerable narrative gifts to bear on himself Spectacular. Wall Street Journal Praise for Forsyth Forsyth is truly the world s reigning master of suspense. Los Angeles Times When it comes to espionage, international intrigue and suspense, Frederick Forsyth is a master. The Washington Post There are writers in the intelligence genre who make a point of knowing something about their subject before sitting down to write. The king of the pack is Frederick Forsyth. The Washington Times Forsyth shows once again he s a master of the political thriller by taking a simple but completely original idea and turning it into a compelling story. A forceful, suspenseful, intelligent novel. Publishers Weekly (starred review) Forsyth has been thrilling readers since the early 1970s. The Cobra shows that he isn t letting up yet. The twists are sharp and the turns are unpredictable, and Forsyth s easy, exciting style guarantees a rich, entertaining read. Columbus Dispatch No one writes them quite like Forsyth, and this more than meets his usual high standards. Forsyth has always been a no-nonsense writer, eschewing fancy prose in favor of documentary realism, incorporating real-world elements into his stories. --Booklist More than 40 years after he gave us the Jackal, Forsyth gives us the Preacher, a masked jihadist extremist whose videos are radicalizing Muslims into killing public officials. Forsyth powers his plot with a clean efficiency, providing an absorbing account of the clockwork moves and split-second decisions required to close in on and dispatch the enemy. --Kirkus Reviews Forsyth places The Kill List very much in the real world, which is a dangerous place. By the final hundred pages, readers will find their hearts firmly lodged in their mouths. More than mere entertainment, The Kill List is worth reading as a tribute to those rough men who stand ready in the night while we sleep peacefully. --Bookreporter.com More than four decades later, Forsyth s new thriller proves he has lost none of his powers. The prose, like the plot, is as taut and lean as ever. Forsyth remains the master of his trade. --Sunday Express" Praise for THE OUTSIDER Like le Carre, Frederick Forsyth had an early breakthrough success ("The Day of the Jackal"), went on to entertain millions of readers (through 17 books) and carried out assignments for MI6, using novel research as a cover for 'enhanced tourism.'...'The Outsider' gives us a generous sampling of them. This is a raconteur's book...all told with such enthusiasm." "New York Times Book Review" "" Forsyth relates the many fascinating episodes of his life with joie de vivre and a disarming sense of wonder that will ring true with readers of his novels. Also recommended for those unfamiliar with Forsyth s fiction but intrigued by the rich observations and well-earned ruminations of a master of his craft. Patrick A. Smith, Bainbridge State Coll., GA, "Library Journal" "" If there is one memoir to read this autumn, it s Frederick Forsyth s extraordinary life story, The Outsider, which reads like a James Bond novel. "The Irish Independent" "" A very intriguing look at the personal story of the man behind numerous best-selling thrillers. "Booklist" Forsyth packs his stories with history both personal and global, and writes with the charm of a man recounting his escapades to grown grandchildren, making this a riveting and refreshing memoir. "Publishers Weekly" Acclaimed thriller writer Forsyth delivers a charming autobiography about his real-life adventures around the globe .Forsyth s tales of derring-do are a pleasure to read, especially when coupled with his self-deprecating humor, but his most endearing quality is his ravenous curiosity, which pulled him from one exotic location to another [A]fter living such an exotic life, Forsyth has earned his bragging rights. "Kirkus Reviews" The man has lived an amazing life. Call it stranger than fiction. "Washington Post" [Forsyth] brings his considerable narrative gifts to bear on himself Spectacular. "Wall Street Journal" Praise for Forsyth Forsyth is truly the world s reigning master of suspense. "Los Angeles Times" When it comes to espionage, international intrigue and suspense, Frederick Forsyth is a master. "The Washington Post" There are writers in the intelligence genre who make a point of knowing something about their subject before sitting down to write. The king of the pack is Frederick Forsyth. "The Washington Times" Forsyth shows once again he s a master of the political thriller by taking a simple but completely original idea and turning it into a compelling story. A forceful, suspenseful, intelligent novel. "Publishers Weekly" (starred review) Forsyth has been thrilling readers since the early 1970s. "The Cobra "shows that he isn t letting up yet. The twists are sharp and the turns are unpredictable, and Forsyth s easy, exciting style guarantees a rich, entertaining read. "Columbus Dispatch" No one writes them quite like Forsyth, and this more than meets his usual high standards. Forsyth has always been a no-nonsense writer, eschewing fancy prose in favor of documentary realism, incorporating real-world elements into his stories. "--Booklist" More than 40 years after he gave us the Jackal, Forsyth gives us the Preacher, a masked jihadist extremist whose videos are radicalizing Muslims into killing public officials. Forsyth powers his plot with a clean efficiency, providing an absorbing account of the clockwork moves and split-second decisions required to close in on and dispatch the enemy. "--Kirkus Reviews" Forsyth places "The Kill List "very much in the real world, which is a dangerous place. By the final hundred pages, readers will find their hearts firmly lodged in their mouths. More than mere entertainment, "The Kill List" is worth reading as a tribute to those rough men who stand ready in the night while we sleep peacefully. --Bookreporter.com More than four decades later, Forsyth s new thriller proves he has lost none of his powers. The prose, like the plot, is as taut and lean as ever. Forsyth remains the master of his trade. "--Sunday Express"" Praise for THE OUTSIDER Forsyth relates the many fascinating episodes of his life with joie de vivre and a disarming sense of wonder that will ring true with readers of his novels. Also recommended for those unfamiliar with Forsyth s fiction but intrigued by the rich observations and well-earned ruminations of a master of his craft. Patrick A. Smith, Bainbridge State Coll., GA, "Library Journal" "" If there is one memoir to read this autumn, it s Frederick Forsyth s extraordinary life story, The Outsider, which reads like a James Bond novel. "The Irish Independent" "" A very intriguing look at the personal story of the man behind numerous best-selling thrillers. "Booklist" Forsyth packs his stories with history both personal and global, and writes with the charm of a man recounting his escapades to grown grandchildren, making this a riveting and refreshing memoir. "Publishers Weekly" Acclaimed thriller writer Forsyth delivers a charming autobiography about his real-life adventures around the globe .Forsyth s tales of derring-do are a pleasure to read, especially when coupled with his self-deprecating humor, but his most endearing quality is his ravenous curiosity, which pulled him from one exotic location to another [A]fter living such an exotic life, Forsyth has earned his bragging rights. "Kirkus Reviews" Praise for Forsyth Forsyth is truly the world s reigning master of suspense. "Los Angeles Times" When it comes to espionage, international intrigue and suspense, Frederick Forsyth is a master. "The Washington Post" There are writers in the intelligence genre who make a point of knowing something about their subject before sitting down to write. The king of the pack is Frederick Forsyth. "The Washington Times" Forsyth shows once again he s a master of the political thriller by taking a simple but completely original idea and turning it into a compelling story. A forceful, suspenseful, intelligent novel. "Publishers Weekly" (starred review) Forsyth has been thrilling readers since the early 1970s. "The Cobra "shows that he isn t letting up yet. The twists are sharp and the turns are unpredictable, and Forsyth s easy, exciting style guarantees a rich, entertaining read. "Columbus Dispatch" No one writes them quite like Forsyth, and this more than meets his usual high standards. Forsyth has always been a no-nonsense writer, eschewing fancy prose in favor of documentary realism, incorporating real-world elements into his stories. "--Booklist" More than 40 years after he gave us the Jackal, Forsyth gives us the Preacher, a masked jihadist extremist whose videos are radicalizing Muslims into killing public officials. Forsyth powers his plot with a clean efficiency, providing an absorbing account of the clockwork moves and split-second decisions required to close in on and dispatch the enemy. "--Kirkus Reviews" Forsyth places "The Kill List "very much in the real world, which is a dangerous place. By the final hundred pages, readers will find their hearts firmly lodged in their mouths. More than mere entertainment, "The Kill List" is worth reading as a tribute to those rough men who stand ready in the night while we sleep peacefully. --Bookreporter.com More than four decades later, Forsyth s new thriller proves he has lost none of his powers. The prose, like the plot, is as taut and lean as ever. Forsyth remains the master of his trade. "--Sunday Express"" Forsyth is truly the world s reigning master of suspense. "Los Angeles Times" When it comes to espionage, international intrigue and suspense, Frederick Forsyth is a master. "The Washington Post" There are writers in the intelligence genre who make a point of knowing something about their subject before sitting down to write. The king of the pack is Frederick Forsyth. "The Washington Times" Forsyth shows once again he s a master of the political thriller by taking a simple but completely original idea and turning it into a compelling story. A forceful, suspenseful, intelligent novel. "Publishers Weekly" (starred review) Forsyth has been thrilling readers since the early 1970s. "The Cobra "shows that he isn t letting up yet. The twists are sharp and the turns are unpredictable, and Forsyth s easy, exciting style guarantees a rich, entertaining read. "Columbus Dispatch" No one writes them quite like Forsyth, and this more than meets his usual high standards. Forsyth has always been a no-nonsense writer, eschewing fancy prose in favor of documentary realism, incorporating real-world elements into his stories. "--Booklist" More than 40 years after he gave us the Jackal, Forsyth gives us the Preacher, a masked jihadist extremist whose videos are radicalizing Muslims into killing public officials. Forsyth powers his plot with a clean efficiency, providing an absorbing account of the clockwork moves and split-second decisions required to close in on and dispatch the enemy. "--Kirkus Reviews" Forsyth places "The Kill List "very much in the real world, which is a dangerous place. By the final hundred pages, readers will find their hearts firmly lodged in their mouths. More than mere entertainment, "The Kill List" is worth reading as a tribute to those rough men who stand ready in the night while we sleep peacefully. --Bookreporter.com More than four decades later, Forsyth s new thriller proves he has lost none of his powers. The prose, like the plot, is as taut and lean as ever. Forsyth remains the master of his trade. "--Sunday Express"" "Forsyth is truly the world's reigning master of suspense." --"Los Angeles Times" "When it comes to espionage, international intrigue and suspense, Frederick Forsyth is a master." --"The Washington Post" "There are writers in the intelligence genre who make a point of knowing something about their subject before sitting down to write. The king of the pack is Frederick Forsyth."--"The Washington Times" "Forsyth shows once again he's a master of the political thriller by taking a simple but completely original idea and turning it into a compelling story. A forceful, suspenseful, intelligent novel." - "Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "Forsyth has been thrilling readers since the early 1970s. "The Cobra "shows that he isn't letting up yet. The twists are sharp and the turns are unpredictable, and Forsyth's easy, exciting style guarantees a rich, entertaining read." - "Columbus Dispatch" "No one writes them quite like Forsyth, and this more than meets his usual high standards. Forsyth has always been a no-nonsense writer, eschewing fancy prose in favor of documentary realism, incorporating real-world elements into his stories.""--Booklist" "More than 40 years after he gave us the Jackal, Forsyth gives us the Preacher, a masked jihadist extremist whose videos are radicalizing Muslims into killing public officials. Forsyth powers his plot with a clean efficiency, providing an absorbing account of the clockwork moves and split-second decisions required to close in on and dispatch the enemy." "--Kirkus Reviews" "Forsyth places "The Kill List "very much in the real world, which is a dangerous place. By the final hundred pages, readers will find their hearts firmly lodged in their mouths. More than mere entertainment, "The Kill List" is worth reading as a tribute to those rough men who stand ready in the night while we sleep peacefully."--Bookreporter.com "More than four decades later, Forsyth's new thriller proves he has lost none of his powers. The prose, like the plot, is as taut and lean as ever. Forsyth remains the master of his trade.""--Sunday Express"

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