Frederick Forsyth Books In Order

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Day of the Jackal (1971)
  2. The Odessa File (1972)
  3. The Dogs of War (1974)
  4. Devil’s Alternative (1979)
  5. The Fourth Protocol (1984)
  6. The Negotiator (1989)
  7. The Deceiver (1991)
  8. The Fist of God (1994)
  9. Icon (1996)
  10. The Phantom of Manhattan (1996)
  11. Avenger (2003)
  12. The Afghan (2006)
  13. The Cobra (2010)
  14. The Kill List (2013)
  15. The Fox (2018)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. The Shepherd (1975)
  2. The Emperor (1982)
  3. The Citizen (2000)
  4. Whispering Wind (2000)
  5. The Art of the Matter (2001)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. No Comebacks (1982)
  2. The Veteran and Other Stories (2020)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. The Biafra Story: The Making of an African Legend (1969)
  2. Emeka (1991)
  3. Used In Evidence (2005)
  4. The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue (2015)

The Space Merchants Books In Publication Order

  1. The Space Merchants (By:C.M. Kornbluth) (1952)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Great Flying Stories (1991)

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Frederick Forsyth Books Overview

The Day of the Jackal

The Day of the Jackal‘ is the electrifying story of the struggle to catch a killer before it’s too late. It is 1963 and an anonymous Englishman has been hired by the Operations Chief of the O.A.S. to murder General De Gaulle. A failed attempt in the previous year means the target will be nearly impossible to get to. But this latest plot involves a lethal weapon: an assassin of legendary talent. Known only as The Jackal, this remorseless and deadly killer must be stopped, but how do you track a man who exists in name alone?

The Odessa File

The suicide of an elderly German Jew explodes into revelation after revelation: of a Mafia like organization called Odessa…
of a real life fugitive known as the ‘Butcher of Riga’.. of a young German journalist tumed obsessed avenger…

. and, ultimately, of brilliant, ruthless plot to reestablish the worldwide power of SS mass murderers and to carry out Hitler’s chilling ‘Final Solution.’

The Dogs of War

In a remote corner of Zangaro, a small republic in Africa, lies Crystal Mountain. At certain times of the day the mountain emits a strange glow. Only Sir James Manson knows why. The mountain contains ten billion dollar’s worth of the world’s most valuable mineral, platinum. ‘Not only exciting but truly surprising’ Atlantic. Now the only question is, how to get hold of it. Sir James knows how. Invade the country with a band of savage, cold blooded mercenaries. Topple the government and set up a puppet dictatorship. Unleash The Dogs of War.

Devil’s Alternative

Russia faces famine. The Soviets are forced to pin their hopes for survival on the U.S. But as the KGB and the CIA watch in horror, the rescue of a Ukrainian freedom fighter from the Black Sea unleashes savagery that endangers peace and plunges leaders from Washington to Moscow into a web of overwhelming intrigue, terror, and suspense. Only two lovers can save the world from nuclear destruction. Yet every way out means certain death. and the countdown has already begun.

The Fourth Protocol

Suspense master Frederick Forsyth, author of Dogs of War, The Day of the Jackal and The Odessa File, brings another ingeniously crafted thriller to the screen. A major movie from Lorimar starring Michael Caine and Pierce Bronsan. National opening: August 28th.

The Negotiator

Frederick Forsyth, master of the international thriller, retums with an electrifying story of a man of immense power and a conspiracy to crush the President of the United States. Only one man Forsyth’s most unforgettable hero yet can prevent the plan from succeeding. His name is Quinn. He is The Negotiator. President Cormack is bent on a signing a sweeping U.S. Soviet disarmament treaty, and the master conspirator is determined to stop him. The kidnapping of a young man on a country road in Oxfordshire is but the first brutal step in the explosive plot engineer the president’s destruction. Enter Quinn. Quinn plays the kidnappers like a master musician…
until, in a shocking tumabout, he discovers that ransom was not their objection after all and that he has been lured into a cunningly woven web. Now he must draw upon his deepest strengths to save not only the victim but the entire free world. From the Paperback edition.

The Deceiver

Sam McCready is ‘The Deceiver‘, one of the Secret Intelligence Service’s most unorthodox and most valued operatives, a legend in his own time. The end of the Cold War, however, strengthened the hand of the Whitehall mandarins, so Sam is to have his fate decided at a special hearing.


From the master of the novel of international intrigue comes a riveting new book as timely and unsettling as tomorrow’s headlines.

It is summer 1999 in Russia, a country on the threshold of anarchy. An interim president sits powerless in Moscow as his nation is wracked by famine and inflation, crime and corruption, and seething hordes of the unemployed roam the streets.

For the West, Russia is a basket case. But for Igor Komarov, one time army sergeant who has risen to leadership of the right wing UPF party, the chaos is made to order. As he waits in the wings for the presidential election of January 2000, his striking voice rings out over the airwaves offering the roiling mas*ses hope at last not only for law, order, and prosperity, but for restoring the lost greatness of their land.

Who is this man with the golden tongue who is so quickly becoming the promise of a Russia reborn? A document stolen from party headquarters and smuggled to Washington and London sends nightmare chills through those who remember the past, for this Black Manifesto is pure Mein Kampf in a country with frightening parallels to the Germany of the Weimar Republic.

Officially the West can do nothing, but in secret a group of elder statesmen sends the only person who can expose the truth about Komarov into the heart of the inferno. Jason Monk, ex CIA and ‘the best damn agent runner we ever had,’ had sworn he would never return to Moscow, but one name changes his mind. Colonel Anatoli Grishin, the KGB officer who tortured and murdered four of Monk’s agents after they had been betrayed by Aldrich Ames, is now Komarov’s head of security.

Monk has a dual mission: to stop Komarov, whatever it takes, and to prepare the way for an icon worthy of the Russian people. But he has a personal mission as well: to settle the final score with Grishin. To do this he must stay alive and the forces allied against him are ruthless, the time frighteningly short…

The Phantom of Manhattan

It is 1906, and few in the teeming metropolis of New York City have heard of, let alone seen, the hugely wealthy man who controls so many of their lives. Few, too, would have heard of the extraordinary events that took place at the Paris Opera House more than twenty years before a story as dramatic as any of the operas themselves: a tale of love and murder and passion, the heartbreaking legend of Phantom of the Opera…
. It all began in 1882, when Antoinette Giry, Maitresse du corps de ballet at the Opera, took her small child, Meg, to a carnival. And there, to her horror, she saw a caged, filthy, manacled creature whose tormented eyes shone from a grotesquely deformed face. Overcome by pity, Madame Giry freed him, cured his wounds and finally let him find a dwelling place in the seven below ground levels of the labyrinthine Opera. The creature Erik was to become the Phantom of the Opera, his hideous visage masking a brilliant mind. He is a magician, an artist, a musician, and lover. But when he tries to lure the object of his adoration to his underground domain it must end in tragedy. But did it end? Gaston Leroux’s original novel The Phantom of the Opera has been the subject of many adaptations. One of which is of course Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spectacular stage production of The Phantom of the Opera.. Old friends Frederick Forsyth and Andrew Lloyd Webber discussed how the Phantom’s story might continue. As Forsyth said: ‘Andrew Lloyd Webber’s superb musical left us with an enigma: what ever happened to the Phantom and Christine? The answer is the theme of the novel.’ The result is a memorable tale.


Attorney Calvin Dexter hangs his shingle in a quiet New Jersey town, has a reasonably successful practice, and takes the hills strong while triathalon training. But Dexter is no ordinary man.

The summer before he goes to college, Ricky Colenso travels to Bosnia to volunteer as an aid worker. A few weeks later, he disappears and is never heard from again. A family grieves and is offered little hope in the fog of that horrible time and place, the killer, too, has vanished.

Or so it would seem. For in a world that has forgotten right and wrong, there are few like Cal Dexter who can settle the score. And so, years later, a worldwide chase is on and Dexter begins to draw a net around the killer. But this time CIA agent Paul Devereux must find a way to stop Dexter before his quest for vengeance throws the world into chaos.

A heart stopping novel of murder and mystery, double cross and triple cross, old loyalties and new hatreds, Avenger has all of Frederick Forsyth’s page turning trademarks.

The Afghan

A chilling story of modern terrorism from the grandmaster of international intrigue. T he Day of the Jackal, The Dogs of War, The Odessa File the books of Frederick Forsyth have helped define the international thriller as we know it today. Combining meticulous research with crisp narratives and plots as current as the headlines, Forsyth shows us the world as it is in a way that few have ever been able to equal. And the world as it is today is a very scary place. When British and American intelligence catch wind of a major Al Qaeda operation in the works, they instantly galvanize but to do what? They know nothing about it: the what, where, or when. They have no sources in Al Qaeda, and it’s impossible to plant someone. Impossible, unless…
The Afghan is Izmat Khan, a five year prisoner of Guant namo Bay and a former senior commander of the Taliban. The Afghan is also Colonel Mike Martin, a twenty five year veteran of war zones around the world a dark, lean man born and raised in Iraq. In an attempt to stave off disaster, the intelligence agencies will try to do what no one has ever done before pass off a Westerner as an Arab among Arabs pass off Martin as the trusted Khan. It will require extraordinary preparation, and then extraordinary luck, for nothing can truly prepare Martin for the dark and shifting world into which he is about to enter. Or for the terrible things he will find there. Filled with remarkable detail and compulsive drama, The Afghan is further proof that Forsyth is truly master of suspense.

The Cobra

An extraordinary cutting edge thriller from the New York Times bestselling grandmaster of international suspense. Meticulous research, crisp narratives, plots as current as today’s headlines Frederick Forsyth has helped define the international thriller as we know it. And now he does it again. What if you had carte blanche to fight evil? Nothing held back, nothing off the table. What would you do? For decades, the world has been fighting the drug cartels, and losing, their billions of dollars making them the most powerful and destructive organizations on earth. Until one man is asked to take charge. Paul Devereaux used to run Special Operations for the CIA before they retired him for being too ruthless. Now he can have anything he requires, do anything he thinks necessary. No boundaries, no rules, no questions asked. The war is on though who the ultimate winner will be, no one can tell…

The Shepherd

It is Christmas Eve, 1957. Flying home, on leave from Germany, he is alone in the cockpit of the Vampire. Sixty six minutes of flying time, with the descent and landing destination Lakenheath. No problem, all routine procedures. Then, out over the North Sea, the fog begins to close in. Radio contact ceases and the compass goes haywire. Suddenly, out of the mist, appears a World War II bomber. It is flying just below the Vampire, as if trying to makecontact.

No Comebacks

Here are ten suspenseful, serpentine stories of betrayal, blackmail, murder, and revenge…
all culminating in shocking twists of fate. Within these pages live a wealth of characters you will not soon forget…
people whose lives become irrevocably trapped in a world of No Comebacks, beyond the point of no return from the manipulators and the manipulated to the ultra rich capable of buying and selling human lives, to the everyday man maneuvered by circumstances into performing deadly acts of violence.

The Biafra Story: The Making of an African Legend

This stunning narrative marked the turning point in the writing career of Frederick Forsyth, who subsequently wrote The Dogs of War and The Day of the Jackal. Previously, Forsyth had been a journalist but his book on Biafra marked his remarkable debut as an author. Largely forgotten today, Biafra was a breakaway province of Nigeria and the scene of a bloody civil war in the 1960s. Biafra’s population largely consisted of the minority Ibo people, who were in revolt against Nigeria’s majority Hausa and Fulani people. While the world community today looks with more favor on secessionist regimes, in the 1960s, both North and West united against Biafra, with only France providing assistance to the rebels. Biafra’s defeat was followed by a series of massacres by both official and mutinous Nigerian troops, further compounded by disease and famine. This disturbing work has been unavailable for 20 years, but now has come back into print when its relevance to a world of civil wars and ethnic cleansing is greater than ever. This narrative of Third World civil strife and Great Power duplicity is made even more compelling by the skills of a master storyteller.


Frederick Forsyth is a best selling popular novelist. He strongly and publicly supported the cause of Biafra in the Nigerian civil war, and covered the period as a war correspondent in Biafra. He had a fifteen year association with the Igbo leader, ChukwuEmeka Ojukwu. His biography of’Emeka‘ was published in 1982 with the full cooperation of the subject. It covers his youth, army training, the civil war, and his twelve year exile. Still of great interest, the biography has now been revised.

The Space Merchants (By:C.M. Kornbluth)

It is the 20th Century, an advertiseme*nt drenched world in which the big ad agencies dominate governments and everything else. Now Schoken Associates, one of the big players, has a new challenge for star copywriter Mitch Courtenay. Volunteers are needed to colonise Venus. It’s a hellhole, and nobody who knew anything about it would dream of signing up. But by the time Mitch has finished, they will be queuing to get on board the spaceships.

Great Flying Stories

H. G. Wells, Edgar Allan Poe, Richard Bach, Roald Dahl, Len Deighton and seven other famous writers explore the novelty, the adventure, and the skill of flying, in entertaining stories ranging from the fantastic to the factual.

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