#1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth is one of the most legendary and accomplished spy novelists of his time. His name is often mentioned alongside John le Carre as one of the godfathers of the espionage genre, and he remains a living icon whose most recent work, an autobiography called The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue, delved into his early life back when he was a Royal Air Force pilot.
It’s been five years since Forsyth, 79, published his last fiction novel, The Kill List, and many assumed that would be his final spy thriller. . .
It turns out, however, that much like le Carre — who took four years off from fiction to pen his own autobiography before releasing A Legacy of Spies last fall — Forsyth is ready to release his next novel, The Fox (G.P. Putnam’s Sons), which is set for publication on October 16th, 2018.
A new and timely thriller from the legendary Frederick Forsyth, “truly the world’s reigning master of suspense” (Los Angeles Times).
The Fox is a riveting thriller that begins with separate disasters striking the Pentagon, the NSA, and the CIA. A massive cybercrime has been committed and firewalls thought to be impenetrable have been breached. All indications point to a team of cyber-experts in the employ of an American enemy–but who? And why, precisely? But then a twist: the perpetrator appears to be located in England. British authorities close in only to find…a modest home in a London suburb. The culprit, it turns out, is an English teenager with no agenda, just a blisteringly brilliant mind. Extradition seems likely–until the former Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service has another idea: If he can do this to us, he can do it to our enemies. So begins a propulsive suspense novel centered on the West’s newest and most unpredictable weapon.
Though still seven months away from its release, The Fox is now available for pre-order wherever books are sold.