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The Best Frederick Forsyth Books

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List RulesVote for the Frederick Forsyth novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best Frederick Forsyth books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Frederick Forsyth is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Frederick Forsyth who want to know which novels they should start reading first. These books are military/political thrillers that will draw you in with no trouble. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.This list features The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File and more. What are Frederick Forsyth's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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  • 1

    The Day of the Jackal

    Frederick Forsyth
    125
    18

    First Published1971-06-07

    SubjectsEspionage, France, Adventure, Terrorism, Attempted assassination

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Thriller, Fiction, Spy fiction, Historical novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 2

    The Odessa File

    Frederick Forsyth
    79
    15

    First Published1972

    SubjectsEspionage, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 3

    The Fourth Protocol

    Frederick Forsyth
    52
    12

    First Published1984-08

    SubjectsEspionage, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 4

    Avenger

    Frederick Forsyth
    40
    8

    First Published2003

    SubjectsEspionage, Revenge, Adventure, New Jersey

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 5

    The Fist of God

    Frederick Forsyth
    31
    4

    First Published1994

    SubjectsMilitary

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 6

    The Dogs of War

    Frederick Forsyth
    44
    18

    First Published1974

    SubjectsEspionage

    Genres (Book)War novel, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 7

    The Devil's Alternative

    Frederick Forsyth
    37
    14

    First Published1979

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 8

    The Negotiator

    Dee Henderson, Frederick Forsyth
    21
    7

    First Published1989

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Thriller, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 9

    The Afghan

    Frederick Forsyth
    27
    15

    First Published2006

    SubjectsEspionage, Terrorism

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 10

    Great Flying Stories

    Frederick Forsyth
    2
    3

    SubjectsLiterature, Aeronautics, Classics, Transportation, Aviation

    Genres (Book)Fiction

  • 11

    Icon

    Frederick Forsyth
    19
    9

    First Published1997-09

    SubjectsEspionage

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 12

    The Cobra

    Frederick Forsyth
    12
    4

    First Published2010

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 13

    The Shepherd

    Frederick Forsyth
    9
    6

    First Published1976-09-30

    SubjectsAeronautics

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 14

    No Comebacks

    Frederick Forsyth
    9
    9

    First Published1982

    SubjectsEspionage

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Fiction, Short story

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 15

    The Deceiver

    Louise Cooper, Frederick Forsyth
    5
    7

    SubjectsEspionage

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Spy fiction, Novella

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 16

    The Veteran

    Frederick Forsyth
    4
    6

    First Published2001

    SubjectsEspionage, Suspense, Adventure, Military

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Suspense, Mystery, Fiction, Short story

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 17

    The Biafra story

    Frederick Forsyth
    3
    6
  • 18

    Emeka

    Frederick Forsyth
    2
    7

    First Published1982

    SubjectsNigeria, British West Africa, West Africa, History, Africa

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction, Biography

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 19

    The Phantom of Manhattan

    Frederick Forsyth
    4
    14

    First Published1999-11

    SubjectsOpera, Linguistics

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Chivalric romance, Mystery, Thriller, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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