Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.
The Devil's Alternative Kindle Edition
Mass Market Paperback, Import
“When it comes to espionage, international intrigue, and suspense, Frederick Forsyth is a master.”—The Washington Post Book World
“Forsyth is truly the world’s reigning master of suspense.”—Los Angeles Times
“A many-layered thriller...and Mr. Forsyth wraps it all up with a double-whammy ending that will take even the most wary reader by surprise.”—The New York Times Book Review
“An enormous plot that builds unfalteringly, a staggeringly well-detailed international thriller that shows him in blazing top form.”—Kirkus Reviews --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B0051UPLOY
- Publisher : Cornerstone Digital (30 May 2011)
- Language : English
- File size : 694 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 482 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #23,142 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Review this product
Top reviews from India
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Top reviews from other countries
Forsyth told his readers about things they couldn't know about, things that are now available with a click or a swipe on a mobile phone, so the passage of time inevitably hangs over the story, reading it again now. The documentary, slightly geeky level of detail was perhaps part of the appeal, although pretty much all the characters are little more than cardboard cut-outs. Forsyth's admiration for men of the special services, his suspicions of the USSR, his nod to the first female prime minister to hold office in the UK - all of these things place The Devil's Alternative firmly in its time.
The plot perhaps over-stretches itself at times, and the book drifts on too long, but it is hard not to be impressed at the amount of material Forsyth shaped into a pretty exciting read. The techno- thriller took off from here, but for Forsyth it did perhaps mark the start of his decline in terms of readability. Later titles lack the style and pace of this one.
Although now somewhat dated following the collapse of the Soviet Union and overly sympathetic to the Ukrainian fascists who are the hijackers, this is a good yarn and well worth reading.
Like his many other riveting tales, this is not a simple yarn and needs some time to set the plot. There are several individual stories that appear to be unrelated but FF gradually pulls them together to produce another beautifully crafted winner. Even as the end of the story approaches it is difficult to see exactly how everything will be resolved but it is and may I say in a masterly way. The final twist blew me away as it was the last thing I was expecting.
I would never write in detail about the plot and storyline as that would be unfair to any prospective reader .... all I will say it that you will not be disappointed.