Thursday, September 03, 2009

Book Review: The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth

This book published in 1984 is set in an era of the Cold War, a state of ceaseless military, political and economic tension.
A supreme plot of a plan, audacious beyond belief,starts off in Britain, with the not so innocuous theft of diamonds and with them unwittingly extremely confidential high security documents that have apparently been leaked. The documents are sent back by the patriot enough thief to the right people, sparking off intelligence operations. Several thousand miles away at Moscow, a plan is being hatched, that seeks to spiral Britain into revolution. MI5 officer John Preston, leads the operation of unraveling the Russian operation called Plan Aurora, and to stop a devastating trigger that would cause a cataclysmic shift in the balance of powers on the globe. This racy book catapults the reader into the web of lethal power play, covert agents, treachery and spine chilling lengths that people go to achieve their means. I ld give a four star to this book.

A movie based on this book starring Michael Caine and Pierce Brosnan would be worth seeing after reading the book.

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely fantastic book, red this right after The Odessa File. Forsyth is masterful in his descriptions of the innards of intelligence agencies.

    For the less initiated, seeing the movie before the book doesn't really take away much; Forsyth's meandering narrative makes this a page turner either way.