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The Afghan by Frederick Forsyth. 2006 - Bantam. For sale is a first edition, later printing. fine used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine copy of the novel, The Afghan by Frederick Forsyth, published in 2006 by Bantam.

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Title The Afghan
Author Frederick Forsyth
Publisher Bantam
Edition first edition, later printing
Copyright Year 2006
ISBN 9780593057254
Cover Price 17.99
No. Pages 343
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.6

The book is a first edition, later printing as evidenced by an incomplete numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and silver lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £17.99. It has some feint scratches to the front.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publishers stamps.

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Frederick Forsyth

Frederick Forsyth writes adventure novels based on real events in international affairs. Originally he was a journalist. He won the Edgar Award for The Day of the Jackal in 1972.

This British author was born in 1938 in Ashford, Kent, England.

In 1970, after nine years of an intense journalistic career, he decided to write a book using the research methods he had learnt while a reporter. This book, The Day of the Jackal, became an instant success.

Forsyth speaks fluent French, German and Spanish, and has travelled widely in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Synopsis of this title

When British and American intelligence catch wind of a major Al Qaeda operation in the works, they are primed for action - but what can they do? They know nothing about the attack: the what, where or when. They have no sources in Al Qaeda, and it's impossible to plant someone. Impossible, unless ... The Afghan is Izmat Khan, a five-year prisoner of Guantanamo Bay and a former senior commander of the Taliban. The Afghan is also Colonel Mike Martin, a 25-year veteran of war zones around the world, a dark, lean man born and raised in Iraq. In an attempt to stave off disaster, the intelligence agencies will try to do what no one has ever done before - pass off a Westerner as an Arab among Arabs - pass off Martin as the trusted Khan. It will require extraordinary preparation, and then extraordinary luck, for nothing can truly prepare Martin for the dark and shifting world he is about to enter. Or for the terrible things he will find there ... 'The Day of the Jackal', 'The Dogs of War', 'The Odessa File' - the books of Frederick Forsyth have helped define the international thriller as we know it today. Combining meticulous research with crisp narratives and plots as current as the headlines, Forsyth shows us the world as it is, in a way that few have ever been able to equal. And the world as it is today is a very scary place ...

Reviews of this title


Daily Mirror
The Afghan is an extraordinary story of bravery, fanaticism, extreme espionage and advanced terrorism.

Literary Review
Exciting, frightening, instructive.

Daily Mail
Forsyth’s finest novel since the Jackal, a story as fresh as tomorrow’s headlines, packed with details that confirm his reputation…all told with a pace and panache that demands that you never put it down.

Daily Express
An imagination and talent which shows little sign of abating.

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