The Kill List

The Kill List

Large Print - 2014
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In Virginia, there is an agency bearing the bland name of Technical Operations Support Activity (TOSA). Its mission is to find and eliminate those so dangerous to the United States that they appear on a document known as the Kill List. Recently added to the list is a terrorist of frightening effectiveness called the Preacher, who radicalizes young Muslims abroad to carry out assassinations. Unfortunately for him, one of his targets is a retired Marine general whose son is TOSA's top hunter. Preacher has made it personal.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: �2013.
ISBN: 9781410465337
1410465330
Characteristics: 439 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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mrhelms55
Sep 08, 2017

Excellent story - well crafted, well written and filled with interesting tidbits. I am amazed to read this author's work which is still being produced at a high level of writing. For those who enjoy the "technothriller/military/special operatives/direct action" genre - you will find this delightful book to be a worthy addition to your reading list. Five stars.

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Cynthia Valliant
Oct 22, 2015

The writing is so different from any of Forsyth's work that I suspect a ghost writer. It's an OK story, but a complete disappointment if one love's classic Forsythe.

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wyenotgo
Aug 28, 2015

While this book lacks the complexity of some of Forsyth's earlier works such as The Devil's Alternative, the nail biting suspense of Avenger or the intrigue and romanticism of The Fourth Protocol, its subject matter is certainly timely and the story is solidly believable. It could easily have been taken from a series of newspaper articles of our day, chronicling an American agent's relentless pursuit of a dangerous, elusive Islamic extremist preacher.
As always, Forsyth's depth of research into his subject matter is unparalleled, providing a wealth of authentic detail about clandestine military activities that are almost unknown to the general public.

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rahmmie
Jul 26, 2015

Good book although at times it was so realistic that it slowed down to the point it felt like a non-fiction work instead. Forsyth is a master of his craft even after so many years

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Liselara
Jan 18, 2014

I usually really enjoy Forsyth but this book is like reading a narrative and has all the action of a dry report. There is very little dialogue or character development. What saves it is the scary details of what's going on in the world.

poppy2010 Dec 07, 2013

Another topical read but a bit predictable.

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AlmadenAFS
Sep 14, 2013

Good story, very little "color" commentary to bore. Keeps the readers attention and want to keep reading. This is my first read for Forsyth and enjoy his style. Will read his earlier novels to compare his latest.

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3dblus
Sep 05, 2013

An interesting "Spy/Terrorist" novel. Had a little discomfort with the 3rd person approach in the story telling, but the narrative kept me reading.

broadhead Sep 05, 2013

Forsyth has gone downhill. Tedious, boring - nothing like what I expected. Day Of The Jackal was top notch. This is bad!!

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pterry25
Sep 03, 2013

Pretty standard issue in the usual types of characters. Would like to see more of an Opal type character - an unexpected Mossad agent.

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SEBoiko
Jan 30, 2014

The yankees have the clocks, but the Afghans have the time.

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SEBoiko
Jan 30, 2014

SEALs never leave a mate, dead or alive, on the field.

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SEBoiko
Jan 30, 2014

First comes the rage and the hated. Then the justification, the pose of deep piety, all a sham.

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