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Frederick Forsyth Discusses His Latest Novel and Early Career.

Novelist Frederick Forsyth. With the publication of The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File and The Dogs of War, all in the space of three years, critics dubbed Frederick Forsyth a master of the international suspense thriller. The plots of all his stories have been praised for their split-second calculations and for their attention to the mechanical details of, say, mixing the right sunburn salve or creating an atomic bomb. Forsyth turned to novels after a long career as a newspaper and radio reporter throughout Europe and Africa. Forsyth's new novel, titled The Negotiator, is his first with an American hero and revolves around a plot to bring down the Presidency on the eve of signing a major disarmament treaty. (Rebroadcast. Originally broadcast on Friday, April 28, 1989.)


Other segments from the episode on July 24, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 24, 1989: Interview with Chris Walas; Review of Bob Stewart's album "Goin' Home"; Interview with Frederick Forsyth; Review of the television show "POV: Wiseguys!"


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