The Afghan - Frederick Forsyth

The Afghan

By Frederick Forsyth

  • Release Date: 2006-08-22
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 100 Ratings


A nearly impossible undercover mission may be the only chance to stop a terrorist attack in this action-packed thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth.

When British and American intelligence discover an Al Qaeda operation in the works, they need a man on the inside to get ahead of a possible attack. They enlist Colonel Mike Martin, a hardened veteran, to go undercover. Colonel Martin prepares to pass himself off as former senior Taliban commander Izmat Khan and infiltrate the enemy. But nothing can prepare Martin for the dark and shifting world he is about to enter—or the terrible things he will find there.


  • Good book missing a punchline.

    By GCLaw
    The Afghan had an excellent plot that got absolutely lost in minute and infinite unnecessary details. Instead of adding substance to the plot it dragged down what could otherwise have been a very exciting tale. The ending was so bland that it almost slipped by unnoticed. It's really a shame that this excellent plot was wasted by a writing style that was so bland it became laborious to get to the end. The ending was at least consistent with the style that preceded it. A complete lack of punch.
  • The Afghan

    By Kulguru
    Pretty interesting book. Excellent plot and story. Weak on characters and mild on research. Post 9/11 when there is already a treasure trove of readily available information, readers expect some really meaty details. This book lacks that. Great book, but not certainly a Forsyth classic.
  • The Afghan

    By Stanhirsch
    Well written, but the ending was weak. 3.5 stars
  • The afghan

    By Beachbookworm
    Well written and definitely engaging. Excellent historical insight to current conflict by coupling larger historical and political context to a fictional thriller. I couldn't put it down.
  • An ultra realistic and detailed description isn't enough to make an engaging story.

    By Flying Faders
    I loved Avenger, but the Afghan feels like reading just a bunch of research materials to a book. Although the fact checking work must have been enormous, the amount of information and lengthy backstories made it really boring most of the time.