Former chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service Adrian Weston is awoken in the middle of the night by a phone call from the Prime Minister. Her news is shocking: the Pentagon, the NSA, and the CIA have been hacked simultaneously, their seemingly impenetrable firewalls breached by an unknown enemy known only as 'The Fox.'
Brilliant ... gripping ...a terrific narrative that reinforces Frederick Forsyth’s reputation as a master storyteller few can rival in delivering spellbinding suspense ... This timely, well-written thriller has it all ... A fast, tremendously entertaining read. Since The Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth has been considered a giant of the political and espionage thriller genre. This giant just became even more towering.
Outstanding ... Frederick Forsyth does it again. For a story like this to work, the details have to be on point, and it’s clear that the author has done his homework as he breaks down how hackers work, often detailing their various methods and the different virtual traps they can set ... just the kind of stunning, relevant, full-throttle story that thriller fans have been waiting for, and nobody delivers quite like Frederick Forsyth, one of the very best writers the genre has ever known.
Fascinating ... scant on dialogue, leaving room for the action sequences that have made Mr. Forsyth’s novels best sellers for decades. The author’s spooky scenarios are somehow soothing: How comforting to think that bad actors might be stopped by the teamwork of one 'anxious boy with spectacular gifts' and 'an elderly Englishman who sat at the back and remained silent.'