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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd; Export ed edition (31 Oct. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743263618
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743263610
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.5 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,453,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Colin Forbes is the author of twenty-nine thrillers which are now published into thirty languages. He writes a novel every year. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By sullins on 11 Jan. 2006
Format: Paperback
I'm a paperback junkie and I've never read a book this bad. I threw it away in a public trash can before I got a third into it because I couldn't take any more, and that was knowing that I was out of books. And I've never thrown a book away, much less not made an honest attempt to finish a book regardless of quality. Mainly the plot was just so completely unbelievable - not really because it was far fetched but because the author made a zero effort. Really - are we to expect that the head of British SIS commands a four person office (yes only four people in his organization) and this comprises one fifth of the entire British security force? And an entire nation is about to be swept into an entire police state scheme by three people that are themselves so stupid that they keep noticing over and over again that the door to their "inner sanctum" is ajar and people are listening in, but they never think to actually lock the door during subsequent sensitive scheming conversations (when again it is left ajar). I kept picking it up literally because I had not been to a book store and didn't have any other books to read - and was forced to keep turning pages - really just skipping whole sections trying to see if it would get better, but it didn't. If I had read these reviews you couldn't have paid me to take the book off your hands.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Lewis-Smith on 21 Jan. 2008
Format: Paperback
Want a book set in 2004 where Britain's top intelligence team seem to have only one mobile phone between them and haven't yet heard of SatNav? Check.

Want a book where the baddies are a bizarre cabal - who go around seemingly calling them The Cabal and who call their chief planner the...wait for it....Planner - made up of three brothers who also happen to be junior government ministers with the congenital inability to close a door properly that another reviewer has mentioned? Check.

Want a book where the aforementioned lo-fi spooks manage to have a private war with these government ministers, which includes blowing up a bus-load of Slovaks outside Aix-en-Provence and destroying a prison in a village in darkest Dorset - where the residents are straight out of Central Ooh Arr Casting - without two governments noticing? Check.

Forbes has written some cracking yarns - Leader and the Damned, Year of the Golden Ape, some of the early Newman/Tweed stories. But this story is just plain silly. Barking mad, to be honest - I was left wondering if there was a cunning double-bluff going on here: rather than being a rather rubbish thriller, this was a clever post-modern deconstruction of the thriller genre, laying bare the sheer banality. Imagine Italo Calvino spoofing Freddie Forsyth, or having Alan Partridge be the next James Bond.

Or perhaps not. Perhaps it is really this bad, and I'm just trying to class it as "ironic" that I spent four hours reading it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A man on 15 April 2011
Format: Hardcover
I read this novel with mounting disbelief. At times, I suspected it must be a parody. However, it seemed it was serious, part of a continuing drama, with the same central characters, a detective and his close knit `team', fighting evil in its many guises.

The writing is competent, along with the descriptive passages. The plot is absurd, but passably so. However, the storyline, as it unfolds, and the banter and interaction of the characters, is so laboured, and at times so ludicrous, it beggars belief.

The detective, Tweed, and his versatile companions, are all eminently likeable; but, unfortunately, they lack both common sense and any evident intelligence, despite being held in universally high regard, and routinely praised, by everyone they come in contact with. Up against a government plan to extend its control over state security, and a particularly nasty murderer on the loose, they routinely go their separate ways to pay visits, make inquiries and `interview' suspects, finding out the sorts of mundane detail available to anyone, anywhere - names, addresses, phone numbers - and then congregate in a self congratulatory group, behaving as if they had done something extraordinarily daring.

Time and again, they mount complex operations, that have no discernible purpose, and achieve nothing. An example of this occurs when the team sends itself to the South of France, travelling under false names and avoiding airport security through the use of bribes and influence. Once there, there they are issued with weapons by their local agent, sleep, eat and drink at great expense, are ferried around, encounter disgruntled natives, and are then driven to Paris, where they hand their weapons back and catch the train home.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. V. Bradley TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 Aug. 2008
Format: Paperback
I have read a number of Colin Forbes books in the past, but this one is the absolute pits!! It is complete and utter rubbish from the first word to the last. Yes - I did actually read it because I hoped, mistakenly, that it would improve - needless to say it didn't. So many improbable things happened at a fiendishly fast pace I couldn't believe my eyes. As for his invention of a place called Walkhampton in the Midlands it was pathetic and made the book even more laughable - what's wrong with using Wolverhampton for goodness sake. I have passed this book on to a neighbour just to see what he thinks of it. Ideally I would have liked to have given the book no stars it is so bad.
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