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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Negotiator. Jan 08, Jose Puttanani rated it really liked it. Awesome is the word for this book. This is a book from a person with high IQ, likely to be over Here are my reasons: 1 The story unfolds within a period of one year with a large number of charecters playing their role. Frederick Forsyth has shown an unparelleled skill in crafting their roles carefully and the timing for bringing them into the story.
Great Work. View 1 comment. Feb 11, Bob rated it really liked it. A US oil Barron who talks to God and gets personal responses has gathered a group of oil men and industrialists, all who stand to loose big money if the treaty goes through, in a plot to get the US President out of office.
Going by the sole name of Quinn, this negotiator reluctantly agrees to help with the recovery, but only if is allowed to do it his way.
This tale ranges from England to the US and Europe in non-stop action. Kept me up late last night to get it finished. Aug 24, Deepak Eshwar rated it it was amazing Shelves: frederick-forsyth. Read it for Quinn the main protagonist. This novel is spine chilling with twists and turns, that will make you lose your way deep inside the novel. When you come out of it, you ll feel like the one who built the maze. Hats off to "the master story teller". Nov 25, Benjamin Thomas rated it really liked it Shelves: thriller-political.
I pulled this one from my book store because I was looking for a Cold War era thriller and have not yet read much from Mr Forsyth. I understand that he does an enormous amount of research for his books and that certainly showed here. This was a well-thought out novel and well-structured even though it suffers from amazingly bad publishing timing. Of course the author I pulled this one from my book store because I was looking for a Cold War era thriller and have not yet read much from Mr Forsyth.
Of course the author could no more see the incredible events of the Wall coming down, the desolution of the Soviet Union, etc. I was a little worried as I read the first several chapters as the author spends a lot of time building the background for the story. We get a lot of back story on numerous characters, including high ranking politicians in both countries as well as businessmen, Senators, etc.
It isn't until around page or so that we meet Quinn, the Negotiator himself and the novel settles down into a nice coherent plot. On the surface, the story centers around the kidnapping of the US president's only son but there is so much going on here that it is not at all predictable. Very enjoyable and now, of course, I want to read more from this author, especially his more famous works such as "Day of the Jackal".
Jan 05, Angela rated it it was amazing. Frederick Forsyth novels were a familiar fixture in our household when I was growing up, as both my parents loved his work. As my mother has been in and out of hospital quite a lot over the past year and a half, I am keeping her supplied with books to read, and buddy reading them with her, or re Frederick Forsyth novels were a familiar fixture in our household when I was growing up, as both my parents loved his work.
It has been a great bonding experience for us, and Mr. Forsyth is our current author of choice- and we have both really enjoyed revisiting all his books, again. Forsyth has a great knack for writing wonderfully suspenseful and exciting read, there is always great tension, action, drama, some danger, intrigue, and lots more to hold your attention.
I can always count on him to deliver an intriguing read. Mar 04, Ram rated it it was amazing Shelves: fiction. Just finished reading "The Negotiator" by Frederick Forsyth, an international espionage thriller involving more than a dozen countries and a plot that keeps you riveted to the book. Oct 16, Scott Holstad rated it really liked it Shelves: thriller. The first fourth of this book is pretty boring, but then something big happens and things liven up so that it ends up being a first class thriller.
And so the president's son is kidnapped over in England. The White House calls in the best hostage negotiator in the world, a retired commando name The first fourth of this book is pretty boring, but then something big happens and things liven up so that it ends up being a first class thriller.
The White House calls in the best hostage negotiator in the world, a retired commando named Quinn, who agrees to do it only if he can do it his way. They reluctantly agree and then start breaking their agreement almost from the beginning. The first pages or so of the book is a set up leading to this moment. The next, I don't know how many, numerous pages are of Quinn and the hostage taker negotiating and it's excruciating.
Truly boring. But necessary to the plot and I understand that. So when, halfway through the book, the president's son is set free, I wondered what Forsyth was going to do to fill up the rest of the pages.
Only to see this kid get blown sky high just as he's wandering back to the good guys. Did not see that coming. Suspicion falls on Quinn, of all people, and he takes off to Europe with Sam, his female FBI lover, to chase after the hostage takers, all of whom are being taken out before he reaches them. But how? And by whom? Something's not right and he has to get to the bottom of it. It turns into a real page turner and I've got to say, I was not disappointed.
I tend to love Forsyth books, even with all of the detail. So, recommended. Nov 12, Jim Puskas rated it really liked it Shelves: espionage-terrorism. Quinn is much more than a negotiator: he's also a highly trained and experienced commando, typical of Forsyth's central characters. Of course, in a Forsyth novel things are never quite what they seem; we're never quite sure who can be trusted and who the traitors are. As usual, Forsyth introduces a large cast of characters, whose lives intersect in complex ways.
One minor quibble: Forsyth's research, usually impeccable, is a bit suspect in his depiction of winter in the hill country of Vermont as Quinn is much more than a negotiator: he's also a highly trained and experienced commando, typical of Forsyth's central characters.
One minor quibble: Forsyth's research, usually impeccable, is a bit suspect in his depiction of winter in the hill country of Vermont as extremely frigid, almost od arctic proportions; setting that episode in North Dakota would have made more sense.
But in most respects this is a typical Forsyth adventure, complete with incompetent FBI agents, scoundrelly politicians, evil, sadistic villains and KGB operatives who can work both sides of the street when it suits their purposes. Not up to Forsyth's best such as The Devil's Alternative etc.
Sep 07, Stefan rated it it was amazing Shelves: mysteries-thrillers. The first two chapters of The Negotiator were very slow and uninteresting and I feared that this would be a tedious read. Fortunately, the pace began to pick up and I became immersed in the story.
The Negotiator by Frederick Forsyth (1989)
The kidnapping of a young man on a country road in Oxfordshire is but the first brutal step in a ruthless plan to force the President of the United States out of office. If it succeeds, he will be psychologically and emotionally destroyed. Only one man can stop it - Quinn, the world's foremost Negotiator, who must bargain for the life of an innocent man, unaware that ransom was never the kidnapper's real objective. The Negotiator unfolds with the spellbinding excitement, unceasing surprise and riveting detail that are the hallmarks of Frederick Forsyth, the master storyteller. He lives in Buckinghamshire, England. For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more. By signing up, I confirm that I'm over
The Negotiator is a crime novel by Frederick Forsyth first published in The story includes a number of threads that are slowly woven together. The central thread concerns a kidnapping that turns into a murder and the negotiator's attempts to solve the crime. This proves debilitating for Miller and Scanlon's plans, so they team up with three arms manufacturers who will be financially ruined by the treaty and hire mercenary Irving Moss, a sexual sadist and ex- CIA officer recently released from prison, to devise a plan to destroy the President and therefore the treaty. The plan begins when the President's son, Simon, is kidnapped while spending a year studying abroad at Oxford University. When the Vice President demands an expert hostage negotiator to handle the situation, CIA Deputy Director of Operations David Weintraub nominates his old friend Quinn, an ex- Green Beret sergeant who later became renowned as the world's most successful hostage negotiator, but he has retired to Malaga and is not interested in working for the government. Later, Simon and Quinn are released at different points on a deserted road, but as Simon runs towards Quinn and the police, he is killed in an explosion.