ISBN 9780552155045,The Afghan

The Afghan


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9780552155045

ISBN-10 0552155047


Number of Pages 462 Pages
Language (English)


The Afghan is a thought provoking story of modern terrorism by Frederick Forsyth. The M16, the CIA, and ISI join hands to investigate the cryptic al-Isra, a planned terrorist attack. Summary Of The Book The British and American Intelligence Services discover a cryptic document regarding a planned terrorist attack. The al-Isra, being a watchword, provokes the intelligence agencies to investigate further. Anxious to know more about the plans for al-Isra, the intelligence agencies hurry to dig up information from distinct sources. They even send a spy to the closest terror networks so that they can easily find a clue to al-Isra, but all these plans are in vain. Al Qaeda is ready with their plan, but Intelligence has got no clue about their attacks. What will be their next step? Where and when are they planning to attack? Frederick Forsyth is an authoritative storyteller, who has an eye for detail. This is evidently seen in this book. The author's trademark of influential detail and suspense keeps his readers glued till the end. This book is a sure page-turner with remarkable detail and compulsive drama. This book is considered as a sequel to The Fist of God, another suspense novel by the Frederick Forsyth, which was published in 1994. About Frederick Forsyth Frederick Forsyth is a famous English author popularly known for his suspense and thriller novels. He is also an occasional political commentator. He is best known for his works like The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Fourth Protocol, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fist of God, Icon, The Veteran, Avenger, and The Cobra. He was born in Ashford, Kent, on August 1938. Forsyth completed his schooling from the Tonbridge School. He graduated from the University of Granada in Spain. Forsyth worked as a journalist for the Reuters in 1961. He was also as an assistant diplomatic correspondent for BBC in 1965. Before turning into a journalist, he worked as a jet fighter pilot for the RAF. He won the Cartier Diamond Dagger by the Crime Writers Association in February 2012 for outstanding lifetime contribution to the genre of suspense and thriller.