September 26, 2013

Frederick Forsyth - The Kill List

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"The Kill List"

 In Virginia, there is an agency bearing the bland name of Technical Operations Support Activity, or TOSA. Its one mission is to track, find, and kill those so dangerous to the United States that they are on a short document known as the Kill List. TOSA actually exists. So does the Kill List.

Added to it is a new name: a terrorist of frightening effectiveness called the Preacher, who radicalizes young Muslims abroad to carry out assassinations. Unfortunately for him, one of the kills is a retired Marine general, whose son is TOSA’s top hunter of men.

He has spent the last six years at his job. He knows nothing about his target’s name, face, or location. He realizes his search will take him to places where few could survive. But the Preacher has made it personal now. The hunt is on



  1. If 'Afghan' detailed the terror networks themselves, Kill list focuses on the people who actually feed it the hatred it needs - the preacher (s). It begins with a code name that lands on a kill list and the subsequent man-hunt to hunt down and kill a man who feeds hatred through his oratory and takes pleasure in the drawn out death of his captives.

    While threads of desert combat, HALO drops, negotiation tactics and the prevalence of pirates on the Somali coast are familiar to readers of Forsyth's other works, what sets the Kill list apart are the following : 1. This time its personal...very personal to the hero of the book 2. But for his occupation, said hero may have been an extraordinary chess player.

    Usually the strategizing is left to behind-the-scenes men or the controllers but in this case, 'the Tracker' is a hybrid specimen capable of hard battle as well as superb strategizing (kind of like Mike Martin meets Nigel Irvine meets several cool gadgets and a no-holds barred budget)

    That being said, one did miss the 'twist in the tale' that one expects from Forsyth...Nice read though.

  2. Frederick Forsyth's latest offering "The Kill List" is an ordinary affair, similar to his previous offering "The Cobra". You won't find the masterful storytelling that was so evident in "The Day of the Jackal", "Avenger", "The Fist of God", "The Odessa File" etc. In other words, Forsyth has lost his touch. The plot is good, but the description too simplistic. His previous masterpieces contained detailed narratives as well as an intricate plot, not to mention a plot twist at the end. None of this was in display in "The Kill List". I am an admirer of Forsyth, but I have decided not to read his forthcoming works (if there would be any). I wish to remember him as the author of "The Day of the Jackal" and not the boring "Cobra" or "The Kill List".