The Fox

The Fox

'Forsyth deserves his place among the thriller greats.' The Times

'The master of the modern espionage novel returns . . . this is Forsyth at his spellbinding best.' Daily Mail


Most weapons do what you tell them. Most weapons you can control.

But what if the most dangerous weapon in the world isn’t a smart missile or a stealth submarine or even an AI computer programme?What if it’s a 17-year-old boy with a blisteringly brilliant mind, who can run rings around the most sophisticated security services across the globe, who can manipulate that weaponry and turn it against the superpowers themselves?How valuable would he be? And what wouldn’t you do to get hold of him?

The Fox is a race-against-time thriller across continents to find and capture, or protect and save, an asset with the means to change the balance of world power. Whatever happens he must not fall into the wrong hands. Because what follows after that is unthinkable…

Title:The Fox
ISBN:9781473560130
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    The Fox Reviews

  • Natalie M

    2.5 Stars at best! The epitome of average. I love Forsyth, some of my favourite works are his but this will not be one of them. It feels like a political rant in places, in others a review of world ev...

  • Linda Wells

    Forsyth continues to master the international spy thriller in his latest book. "The Fox" has hacked into the NSA, and US and British agents join forces to find the hacker. The story is modern without ...

  • Tim

    I find this boring and tough to follow. 2 of 10 stars...

  • Brett

    Terrible book. Much like Wilbur Smith and Tom Clancy, Forsyth has entered the realm of successful thriller writers that allow publishers to ghost write books for them. This book has none of the style,...

  • Skip

    3.5 stars, rounded up (for all of his past accomplishments in this genre.) Someone has hacked into the impenetrable computer systems of the U.S. intelligence community. Turns out, it's a 18-year Brit,...

  • Adah Udechukwu

    The Fox is an average novel. The novel does not flow properly and it keeps referencing past events which was kinda annoying....

  • Chinmay

    Worst Forsyth book ever written.The book was a horrible disappointment. The overarching plot can be at best described as genius boy waving his magic fingers to defeat all the enemies of the West using...

  • BookGypsy

    I found this to be very realistic. It has a modern day international espionage. Very though provoking considering the state of our world affairs right now. When you thin an eight-teen -year old hacker...

  • Jerry B

    We’ve been enjoying Frederick Forsyth since his debut with “The Day of the Jackal” in 1971. Unlike other popular authors, he doesn’t pump out a full-length novel every year, but rather has pub...

  • Clare O'Beara

    This adventure centres on a teen lad with Asperger's who lives in his computer attic and hacks. Ah - no it doesn't. If it did he'd have lines, right? This adventure centres on a retired agent who is c...