Thank you, Frederick Forsyth, for writing The Fox. Thank you G.P. Putnam’s Sons for publishing it. The 21st century has seen the birth of a new type warfare– cyberwarfare. Mr. Forsyth has produced a book whose plot seems to be ripped from major news headlines (not “fake news!”).
Among the major characters is Sir Adrian Weston, retired number2 at MI6. Then there is Luke Jennings a computer hacker of unmatched skills who is affected by Asperger’s Syndrome. Sir Adrian recruits Luke to MI6. Also appearing is Yevgeni Krilov, head of Russia’s SVR, the Russian spy agency (see N.S.A and C.I.A.). Making cameo appearances are Kim Jong-un, Vladimir Putin, and Donald Trump. None of the last three are painted in favorable colors.
The story centers on schemes that Adrian Weston presents to Luke Jennings involving hacking into sensitive Russian, North Korean and Iranian top secret projects. Yevgeni Krilov is posed with the dilemma of stopping these hacks. The story moves seamlessly from Moscow to London to North Korea to Iran to the United States and other locations.
I highly recommend this book to fans of Mr. Forsyth and readers of spy thrillers. Although a work of fiction, there are morsels of truth throughout.
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–Jim Harris, retired book sales rep
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