Frederick Forsyth The Fox Review
Many famous authors have a successful formula – Dan Brown comes to mind – and Fredrick Forsyth is another with a well-established formula. It all started with his book about the assassination attempt on General de Gaulle. Today so many books seem formulaic – perhaps they have all been to the same Creative Writing course.
Frederick Forsyth is noted for his in-depth research into facts, topics, conflicts and events. He has an imaginative way of bringing together his research into an eminently readable novel! I understand that he employs researchers – now that he is a successful novelist! He has a knack of connecting the dots, embellishing the facts, and basing his storyline on identifiable characters. The result: a compelling and thought-provoking story.
His main theme in the Fox is the extreme hacking of government, institutions and large corporations. The “hacker” is instantly recognisable from recent news, and the relationships between the conflicts around the world are intertwined into the story.
The action develops quickly and although the characterisations are a little weak, the plot thickens and you are soon immersed in the story. You will enjoy your education in the murky world of hacking and understand the new war front line! This is a highly enjoyable read.
Who is Frederick Forsyth?
Frederick McCarthy Forsyth is an English author, journalist, spy, and political pundit – famous for his first novel: The Day of the Jackal.
Other novels by Frederick Forsyth: The Odessa File, The Fourth Protocol, The Dogs of War, The Devil’s Alternative, The Fist of God, Icon, The Veteran, Avenger, The Afghan, The Cobra and The Kill List.