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 is The Deceiver, one of the Secret Intelligence Service’s most unorthodox and most valued operatives, a legend in his own time. The end of the . 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. .

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He senses the move is more about destabilizing SIS than settling a score with him.

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Publishers printed price is intact on front inside flap. It was a departure from the standard Forsyth thrillers I have read before.

Not too much gore and sex but those would not have enhance the story anyway. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Forsyth tries to show off his supposed detailed knowledge of how the secret services work through his info dumps.


Unfortunately Bruno doesn’t have the nerves for it. Bantam Books- Fiction – pages. Unfolding as a retrospective of a spy’s career told in the context of an internal administrative hearing, it stitched together several very good stories with the protagonist as the common thread.


First Edition, First Printing. He is, however,on the verge of nervous collapse due to earlier events in West Germany, where he had been having an affair with a sluttish woman who later insulted him, which led to his accidentally killing her and her pimp boyfriend.

Read reviews fogsyth mention cold war frederick forsyth sam mccready east germany west german early retirement odessa file price of the bride third story intelligence service soviet union twists and turns highly recommended secret intelligence short stories spy game worth reading story line end of the cold put this book. I read only two of the stories. However there are a few misses, when the author is not in full grasp of the rather softer emotions of his subjects, as in this line from the first story The details of police operations, the world of mercenaries and arms dealing, the atmosphere of Hamburg and Valletta and Tripoli, the co-operation between MI6 and the CIA, the description of airports and remote monasteries and luxury hotels and a fishing boat in the Atlantic, are all fluent and persuasive.

THE DECEIVER by Frederick Forsyth | Kirkus Reviews

As usual, Forsyth is on top of his facts, something which you are used to, if you’ve been an avid Forsyth reader and a bit of a fan I confess to this! There is less padding and a tighter narrative.


Knock to one corner. Kindly provide phone number for expedite delivery. Now, before a panel of his peers, McCready must defend his unorthodox exploits or face dismissal. Learn how your comment data is processed. Leave a comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here In Forsyth’s The Deceiver, Sam McCready, senior field agent of “Deception, Disinformation and Psychological Operations,” must defend his independence and unorthodox methods, as his job is on the line.

Posted in NovelThriller. Day of the Jackal was terrific, and this book, while more low-key nevertheless satisfied the reasons you read spy novels. Are those islands real? And on page All-Ways well boxed, All-Ways fast service. This is largely plot driven, but the characters are three dimensional enough to carry it. The Published Page Bookshop Published: Sep 13, Sumesh Arora rated it it was amazing.

The SIS is approached by a high-ranking Soviet general, offering to turn over documents with crucial details of Soviet military plans.