Friends this is my review of the book The Cobra by Frederick Forsyth, which I read recently. I was looking forward to reading this book, as previously I had enjoyed reading Fredick's books but sadly this was not the case.
I suppose I should have been warned by the cover, as the quotes on it were all about Frederick as an author and not about the book. The theme of the book is the ongoing war against cocaine. He goes into great detail explaining why the cocaine drugs industry is a problem and what can and can't be done to stop it, which I assume was based on fact though I have not checked it out. If it was not based on fact then it was a total waste of space.
The book in the same vane then goes on to list a large number of actions taken around the world to try and stop the cocaine business. These one must assume are fictitious.
The trouble was it read as a shopping list of actions. There was no depth to the majority of characters, and realistically it was just boring. Even the final twist was fairly predictable, especially when considering the vast sums of money involved.
So all in all not the best book in the world, and a disappointing read. This was book 12 week 10 fiction 12 (audio book 3) non fiction 0
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