Forsyth thriller passable but somewhat a letdown

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This was my first Forsyth novel. As such, I did not know what to expect. But I certainly did not expect the stripped-down, no-nonsense, heavily factual narrative style that was generally gripping. Forsyth sure can weave real-life events with fictional forays good enough, but still does not realise that Malays are not necessarily Malaysians. Other than this howler, some typos, but what really makes this the ultimate post-9/11 jerk-off a la The Kingdom is the fantasy that Western intelligence is able to successfully infiltrate al-Qaeda with a Westerner knowing the Arab ways.  Still, the idea of using a LPG tanker to destroy a luxury liner is scary, if a tad (C)old.

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