The Fourth Protocol

The Fourth Protocol


**The chilling thriller from an international bestselling phenomenon.**

'A triumph of plot, construction and research' THE TIMES

Plan Aurora, hatched in a remote dacha in the forest outside Moscow and initiated with relentless brilliance and skill, is a plan within a plan that, in its spine-chilling ingenuity, breaches the ultra-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare.

A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a jigsaw of devastation. MI5 investigator John Preston, working against the most urgent of deadlines, leads an operation to prevent the act of murderous destruction aimed at tumbling Britain into revolution...

Readers love The Fourth Protocol ...

***** 'One of the best spy books around.'
***** 'The Fourth Protocol is my favourite spy novel of all time.'
***** 'Trust a master story teller to write an epic!'
***** 'I have probably read this book cover-to-cover a dozen times, and have read selected chapters many more.'
***** 'Have read this book several time but a re-visit every so often seems to be inevitable and worth my time.'


  • A triumph . . . as good as any Forsyth since The Jackal
    The Times

About the author

Frederick Forsyth

Former RAF pilot and investigative journalist Frederick Forsyth defined the modern thriller when he wrote The Day of the Jackal, described by Lee Child as ‘the book that broke the mould’, with its lightning-paced storytelling, effortlessly cool reality and unique insider information. Since then, he has written thirteen novels which have been bestsellers around the world: The Odessa File, The Dogs of War, The Devil’s Alternative, The Fourth Protocol, The Negotiator, The Deceiver, The Fist of God, Icon, Avenger, The Afghan, The Cobra, The Kill List and The Fox. He has also published an autobiography, The Outsider. He lives in Buckinghamshire, England.
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