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Book Review: Frederick Forsyth The Kill List




Rating
 3 out of 5 stars
Country
United Kingdom 
Writers
Frederick Forsyth 
Publisher

Sub Genre
Counter Terrorist 
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Plot Summary
The Kill List is a standalone novel by the author Frederick Forsyth.  The US government holds a list of those people it considers to be so dangerous to national security that it authorises action against them that doesn't involve going to trial.  One of the names on the list is only known as the Preacher who through his sermons has been influencing people to commit acts of terrorism.  A man known by the codename 'Tracker' is given the task of identifying and destroying this person through any means necessary.





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My Review
In plot terms this was your fairly standard counter terrorist action thriller.  The author does not try to break new ground or attempt something different.  It is just simply pretty much an all out action novel. 

It is obviously well researched though and Forsyth does prove that he knows his stuff.  Much of the book is taken up with the background of the situation and the main characters and the linkages between all aspects of government that become involved in the operation is well detailed.  The excursion into the side plot line with the Somali pirates did seem an unnecessary diversion and perhaps more space filling,

What did ultimately let this novel down though was the fact that the majority of it is narrated rather than told through dialogue.  There is actually very little speech in the entire novel which didn't really work that well.


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