THE KILL LIST
The names of those men and women who would threaten the world’s security – held above top secret at the highest level of the US government.
At the top of it, a radical Islamic cleric whose sermons inspire his followers to kill Western targets. As the bodies begin to pile up in America, Great Britain and across Europe, the message goes out: discover this man’s identity, locate him and take him out.
Ex-US marine, now one of America’s most effective terrorist hunters, with an impossible job. Aided only by a brilliant teenaged hacker, he must throw out the bait and see whether his deadly target can be drawn from his lair…
This subpar war-on-terror thriller from Diamond Dagger Award winner Forsyth, with its unknowable outcome, offers less suspense than his Edgar-winning debut, The Day of the Jackal, where the ending is never in doubt. A Muslim extremist, known only as the Preacher, is spreading the message of violent jihad via English-language videos, and his acolytes have begun targeting public officials in the U.S. and the U.K. The job of stopping him falls to Kit Carson, an ex-Marine now part of a super-secret agency in Virginia called Technical Operations Support Activity. Carson, who's known as the Tracker, assembles an assortment of allies straight out of a Mission Impossible script, including a reclusive teenager who's a master hacker employed to trace the Preacher. Some readers will wonder why Forsyth bothered to give Carson a personal incentive to complete the mission. Others will find a lack of memorable characters an obstacle to genuine engagement.
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Highly recommend this book
Great detail in this well written book. Up to date with current news, it's also educational throughout. Not the true page turner but enjoyable and with an ending to suit.
The Kill List
Not along review, just read and marvel at the detail and none stop action of the adventure.How true, who knows just enjoy.
A real page turner, loved it