The Devil's Alternative

The Devil's Alternative

Book - 1979
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'Whichever option I choose, men are going to die.'

When the entire Soviet Union wheat crop is destroyed by a devastating string of failures, the population faces starvation. The USA is quick to offer assistance. They devise a plan to trade vital food resources with the Russians in exchange for sensitive political information. But the Politburo has other ideas: the invasion of Western Europe to commandeer the food for themselves...

As the paths of communication breakdown the president of the United States and leaders from around the world face an appalling choice: Should they allow the loss of thousands to save the lives of many more? This is The Devil's Alternative and in this incomparable and gripping thriller from the master of espionage and suspense, the Cold War giants must fight a battle to the death.

ISBN: 9780099552918
Characteristics: 479 pages ;,23 cm.


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Aug 28, 2015

Probably the best of Forsythe's novels, although The Fourth Protocol is perhaps its equal. It incorporates all of the author's best qualities: a compelling plot with some unexpected twists, seemingly unrealated characters with intersecting story lines and thoroughly researched real-world context.

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