This is my first Forsyth novel and for the first 250 pages...
...I had determined that it would be my last.
Forsyth spends the first half of of the 500+ page Icon just setting the reader up for the real plot of the novel. Unfortunately, the setup consists of a series of disjointed flashbacks interspersed with seemingly unrelated tales of what is going on in the present of the novel (1999-2000 in the old USSR, now Russia).
I rate this book 4 stars out of 5.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: Icon by Frederick Forsyth.
Reviewed on October 9, 2005.