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The Kill List isn't the best novel I've read by Frederick Forsyth but it's still makes for a decent read. There's so much care and attention in the details especially when it comes to geographical settings and technology. Forsyth is so experienced he knows exactly how to set a believable stage for his novels. My reservation has to be events become predictable. I don't think I was once caught unawares by anything that happened. The Kill List is basically two characters, 'The Preacher' and 'The Tracker', involved in a high-tech cat and mouse chase with only one real conclusion. There's little in the way of intrigue. It only takes a couple of small errors by one of the characters and the chase is on, their whereabouts known and the full impact of modern day technology aimed in their direction. It's all good stuff, well written but one dimensional. It's not difficult to fully guess the outcome or the direction the plot will take to get there. I'm slightly underwhelmed if I'm being perfectly honest.
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on 30 March 2017
The story-telling is ok, but the plot of a lone Marine tenaciously pursuing an in-hiding terrorist leader and enlisting the aid of ‘the most elite special forces team’ to conduct a black op in enemy territory is largely predicable.

As ever, the detail of weaponry, surveillance equipment, ranks and the techniques of modern anti-terrorist warfare are well researched, but I have read much more believable and immersive novels by the author. Perhaps Mr Forsyth has set the bar a trifle high. Nevertheless, The Kill List is readable and well-paced.
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on 14 March 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed this book which is set at an extraordinary fast pace and gives the story another dimension. The style of writing is also worthy of note, concise and to the point whilst setting a scene I could feel. The books 330 pages are packed with a plot that many authors might turn into a trilogy and still not do it justice.
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on 17 July 2014
Sadly Mr Forsyth seems to be struggling now the big bad cold war days are gone.He still writes a good tale, but the twists and turns seem less surprising and more predictable.dogs of war, day of the jackal, the fourth protocol and the devil's alternative are all brilliant well crafted thrillers. While the kill list is good it just isn't in the same stable!
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on 10 April 2017
Not one of his best, Forsyth has some better reads like Day of the Jackal or Fist of God (both fantastic)
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on 12 March 2017
One of those special book that you never want to end. Full of action and suspense brought together by Mr Forsyth.
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on 13 January 2017
Good read as expected from this author which has not written a mediocre book. Would have liked a longer book.
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on 8 April 2017
Enjoyable, typical Forsyth & topical too
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on 8 June 2017
Absolutely fantastic read kept me guessing right till the end awesome job can't wait to read more from this author
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on 7 May 2017
Would certainly not consider this book was in good condition. Page edges are very brown and discoloured. A few pages of the book may become loose once it is used . Not great sorry
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