The Fourth Protocol

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Bantam Books, 1985 - Fiction - 464 pages
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It is a time of political unrest in Great Britain. And behind the Iron Curtain an insidious plot is being hatched, a plan so incendiary that even the KGB is ignorant of its existence-- "Aurora," the sinister brainchild of two of the world's most dangerous men: the general secretary of the Soviet Union and master spy Kim Philby.

The wheels are in motion, the pawns are in place, and the countdown has begun toward an "accident" that could change the fact of British politics forever and trigger and collapse of the Western alliance.

Only British agent John Preston stand any chance of breaching the conspiracy. Through plot and counterplot, from bloody back streets to polished halls of power both East and West, his desperate investigation is relentlessly blocked by deceit, treachery, and the most deadly enemy of all...time.

"When it comes to espionage, international intrigue and suspense, Frederick Forsyth is a master."-- "The Washington Post"

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User Review  - mahallett - LibraryThing

listened to a condensed version. not sure if this was better or worse. very surprising ending. who was the owner of the necklace talking to about the theft? the soviet agent? Read full review

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User Review  - 5hrdrive - LibraryThing

The plot and pacing are highly reminiscent of The Day of The Jackal, though the story is not nearly as taut and compelling. Makes you kind of nostalgic for the Cold War, though. Read full review

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Frederick Forsyth is a bestselling author known for the thrillers The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, and The Kill List. A former reporter for Reuters and the BBC, he won the Diamond Dagger Award from the Crime Writers' Association in 2012 for a career of sustained excellence. Forsyth lives in England.

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