The Cobra - Frederick Forsyth

The Cobra

By Frederick Forsyth

  • Release Date: 2010-08-19
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4
4
From 128 Ratings

Description

AN UNWINNABLE WAR

Cocaine is worth billions of dollars a year to the drug cartels who spread their evil seed across Western society. It causes misery, poverty and death. And slowly its power is spreading...

A MAN ON A MISSION

Ex-CIA special ops, Paul Devereux, intellectual, dedicated and utterly ruthless, is given what seems like an impossible task: Stop the drug barons, whatever it costs. At his disposal, anything he wants - men, resources, money. He must assemble a team equal to the lawless men who control this deadly trade.

AN UNTHINKABLE SOLUTION

Up to now the drug cartels have had it their way. Up to now, the forces of law and order have played by the rules. That is about to change. Those rules no longer apply... and a dirty war is about to get a whole lot dirtier...

Reviews

  • Top drawer

    5
    By 'D'
    This is a real page-turner from the beginning. So much research on detail that it is hard to believe that it is fiction. One of the best books I have read for some time. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there is some serious covert agencies taking several leafs out of this book for real.........maybe there really is!
  • The Cobra

    2
    By Vjw35
    Such a disappointing read ... Especially the ending
  • The Cobra

    1
    By Thoupos
    I've read Forsyth books for many years and it pains me to say that this is my last one.
  • An okay read but not the usual standard

    3
    By Crustycrutch
    Given Freddie Forsythes reputation and track record, i expected a bit more than this. As usual with FF , the detail is excellent and clearly demonstrates his research into the drug trade. I found the plot a bit weak though and found myself skipping chunks of text later on in the book. It is a good airplane read though being easy to get into, put down and pick up without losing too much.