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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,562 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frederick Forsyth Narrator: Charles Keating Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Sam McCready has served with distinction for seven years as chief of the cover operations desk of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, a post that is the culmination of a brilliant career as an inventive and intrepid field agent. But times have changed. A high-level policy decision demands that the SIS strip away its old-style operatives, and the first to be targeted for retirement is the freewheeling McCready.

Sharp-minded, somewhat cynical, McCready is a maverick whose independent style has often driven him beyond the rules. Presented to a panel of his peers, McCready's exploits may be dazzling evidence of his value, or damning proof that he must be put aside. Presiding over this long-shot effort by a great spymaster to save his career will be Timothy Edwards, McCready's most determined foe, and in the balance hangs the future of Britain's secret intelligence operations. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bill Donhiser | 2/14/2014

    " Well written and enjoyable looking forward to reading more of Frederick Forsyth's works. Thrilling and great escapism "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bill Wilson | 1/16/2014

    " Sometimes you just realize when you are in the hands of someone who really knows what they're doing. I have tried a number of spy and suspense authors with varying results, but picking this book up at the library recently and reading it reminded me what it's like to be entertained by a master. Day of the Jackal was terrific, and this book, while more low-key nevertheless satisfied the reasons you read spy novels. Unfolding as a retrospective of a spy's career told in the context of an internal administrative hearing, it stitched together several very good stories with the protagonist as the common thread. Ranging from byzantine puzzles of spy vs. spy defections to a lighter final tale of a colonial governor's mysterious murder, each of the stories was well written with good characters and excellent plots. It is reminiscent of Le Carre's The Secret Pilgrim, where a George Smiley lecture at Sarratt, the SIS training academy, provides the launching point of a tour through Ned's career from Russia House, and both as well done. When I compare this book to a Dale Brown or some of the other thriller geopolitical novelists of today, they lose - badly - and you appreciate Forsyth as a storyteller even more. Admittedly, in many of his books, Forsyth has the "good guys/bad guys" certainty of the Cold War making his job easier, rather than the stateless, morally ambiguous political and terrorist landscape of today to try to make sense of while telling a good story. But Forsyth and Le Carre remind us, all was not black and white during the Cold War, and there was still plenty of moral relativity and tradeoffs to vex the heroes of their books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jay Holls | 1/16/2014

    " The character Sam Mcready is well potrayed by Freddie..Makes a gud read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Don | 1/14/2014

    " When you've read most of Mr. Forsyth's books you just know he's going to deliver & this offering is no different. From the midst of the Cold War to the steamy Caribbean by way of the Middle East a good old fashioned spy thriller. "

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