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Avenger
Avenger begins with the nail biting experiences of Calvin Dexter as a “tunnel rat” in Vietnam, where he fights the Vietcong fighters in the extensive underground complexes of the “Cu Chi tunnels”. After his return to the United States, Calvin goes to law school. He is offered a job by a prestigious law firm, but decides to become a public defender. Calvin settles down, marries and the couple have a beautiful daughter. But it seems that happiness in Ca...
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The master story teller who hit the headlines with “Day of the Jackal” and followed it up with a series of best sellers including Dogs of War, The Negotiator, “Fourth protocol” etc. is back in form with this superbly written novel which has all the hallmarks of Forsyth, meticulous detailing and a breathless narrative that keeps you glued till last page. Russia 1999 (Book written in 1996): Hyperinflation, third in a row crop failure, starvation deaths...
The Afghan
The auther writes about terrorism and counter terrorism.The readers come across the extensive use of technology in tracking down the terrorists and the speed at which the Anti Terrorist Organizations share information and act on it in the post 9/11 scenario. The American and British intelligence agencies come across a major Al Qaeda plot about which they have no clue. They do not know what, when , where and who it targeted. They have no source in Al...
The Day of The Jackal
French President Charles de Gaulle handed over Algeria to Algerian nationalists after years of the French fighting and losing their lives. Due to his disgraceful decision, a French terrorist group called the OAS formed to assassinate de Gaulle. After an attempt on his life where several members of the OAS hid along a street, shooting at the President's bullet-proof vehicle, failed, the three top men of the organization hired a professional assassin. C...

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The Fist Of God
The book portrays the life of covert SAS Major Mike Martin. Saddam hires Dr. Gerald Bull to design a gun in a so called “Project Babylon”. Bull designs the ultimate gun, which he believes will be used to launch a satellite. Later, he comes to know that the gun will be used to launch a nuclear warhead and is assassinated. Saddam attacks Kuwait. US moves in to stop the rampage and free Kuwait from the iron rule of Saddam. But all the think-tanks are...
The Icon
A power-hungry right-wing Russian politician aided by a hardcore ex-KGB Officer, attempts to come to takeover the Russian government, through his popularity, to establish his dictatorship. British and American covert agencies uncover the plot and unofficially recruit a retired SIS chief and an ex-CIA agent to stop the Russian and his ruthless lieutenant. The first part of the book builds up the character of the protagonist, the CIA Agent Jason Monk and ...
The Negotiator
With the Free World's supply of oil drying up, the West must turn to the Middle East for its needs. John Cormack, president of the United States, and Mikhail Gorbachev, General Secretary of the CPSU, believe a mutual reduction in arms expenditure will free the resources that they need to buy their oil. But billionaire Texas oil tycoon Cyrus V. Miller and Soviet Marshal Ivan Koslov are planning an invasion of the Middle East to grab the oil rather than co...


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