Frederick Forsyth – The Deceiver. 6. The Cold War lasted forty years. For the record, the West won it. But not without cost. This book is for those who spent so. Sam McCready is The Deceiver, one of the Secret Intelligence Service’s most unorthodox and most valued operatives, a legend in his own time. The end of the . Sam McCready serves Britain as Chief of Covert Operations for the Secret Intelligence Service. He’s competent, dedicated, in his prime. Why then this push. .

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Without the murder weapon or witnesses, Scotland Yard is unable to arrest her either. Three of the short stories are excellent, no more or less than you would expect from the master of espionage.

decsiver Well worth reading several times. This book has soft covers. McCready comes to realise that Morenz is in deep trouble and digging into his past, locates a potential hiding place. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small chips and tears, and is foxed here and there. English Choose a language for shopping. Showing best matches Show all copies. He senses the move is more about destabilizing SIS than settling a score with him. Joe Staats, Bookseller Published: Now, before a panel of his peers, McCready must defend his unorthodox exploits or face dismissal.

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Housed in the near fine dustwrapper with just miniscule signs of handling otherwise in lovely condition. Where do old spies go, given their unusual abilities and special skills?


What hangs in the balance is not only his own career, but the very future of British intelligence.

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Feb 22, Dave Moyer rated it really liked it. Not too much gore and sex but those would not have enhance the story anyway. The whole premise of this book fails.

The Deceiver Bantam Books. Or to use up old plots before they become irrelevant….

Later Forsyth does justify his decision by making Sam say “I am not clairvoyant” but it comes across as a rather flippant excuse. What an amazing book I just loved it. I am astounded by how badly written this book is. Your purchase also supports literacy charities. Share your thoughts with other customers. Very light shelf-wear to dust-jacket. deceivr

Unfolding as a retrospective of a spy’s career told in the context of an internal administrative hearing, it stitched together several very good stories with the protagonist as the common thread. I missed it first time around, This is freerick of the masters of spy fiction. Panicking, he flees the scene by nicking the police car which had come to attend the accident, sparking a giant man-hunt led by East German security.

The four stories included in the book could all be read pretty much separately from one another as the book is not really a novel but a collection of short stories. Or to use up old plots before they become irrelevant… The frame story is set in as senior civil servants in Whitehall set about reforming the intelligence services.

The various episodes are connected through a narrative about the career of one such extremely competent master spy McCready whose career is being reviewed due to administrative orders around ’90 to put him out to pasture – his very competence is what is now the cause for this, during the brief illusion of peace brought on forsyt collapse of iron curtain. An American cop is on holiday fishing, when he catches sight of a drugs cartel contract killer he and his buddy interrogated years before. Customers who bought this item also bought.


Nov 21, Ajit Sridharan rated it really liked it. That’s what happens on vrederick Op. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Any book which keeps you completely hooked until physical exhaustion intervenes deserves five stars, and this was the effect The Deceiver had on me.

The Deceiver by Forsyth, Frederick

Upon hearing this news, vindicated and unmoved, he decides it’s “time to change his bait”. Old-fashioned spy Sam McCready is up against modern spy-masters who want to put him out to pasture. Feb 05, Dr. Near fine in plain red printed wrappers. Who wants him out, and why? Jacket has little wear. You go in thinking you’ve got the mission down cold and halfway to the goal line you better have another plan or you’ll be just another piece of cannon fodder. First edition as indicated by the full number line on the copyright page 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1.

Bantam Books- Fiction – pages. This very long novel almost entirely amounts to a mind-bogglingly detailed manual on how to organise and fund a military coup. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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