The Cobra

The Cobra

eBook - 2010
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For decades, the West has been fighting the cocaine cartels-and losing- until the president decides enough is enough and asks one man to take charge. His task: to destroy the cocaine industry. His name: Cobra. It is the ultimate secret war. But only one side can win...
Publisher: 2010
ISBN: 9781101442470
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Sep 14, 2019

Fantastic read

May 10, 2018

Good read, the author sets up the main storyline of going after the cocaine traders with setting up the resources to do the task.

The American President experiences a
tragedy firsthand when one of his employees grandchildren overdoses on cocaine. He authorizes a study to see which course of action to take to combat the cocaine menace. He next finds someone to lead his war on cocaine.
His choice is Paul Devereaux better known as the Cobra. He is a former head of CIA black ops and he is utterly ruthless.

To assist him in his war on cocaine he recruits Cal Dexter from the Avenger book. The head man of the cocaine cartel is Don Diego Esteban.He is the master of the cocaine industry in Columbia. Devereaux opens season on the cocaine industry.

Aug 28, 2015

The grittiest of Forsythe's books so far, even more violent in places than Avenger. As it happens, it features the return of Cal Dexter, prime character of Avenger. But dealing as it does with the Cocaine trade and the vicious gangs that run that filthy business, a high degree of violence was unavoidable. The main weakness of this book is its failure to present any truly compelling, sympathetic characters that the reader is likely to care about. Forsythe is a great story teller but (with a few exceptions such as The Dourth Protocol and The Veteran) that remoteness and one-dimensionality of characters is a frequent shortcoming in most of his books.
The final message of this book is a sad commentary on the unwillingness of western societies to face up to the realities that we face nowadays. Nevertheless, it makes for an easy, diversionary read that doesn't demand a lot of effort, a good respite from more substantial fare.

Mar 06, 2013

My first Forsyth. I thoroughly enjoyed it! I'll be reading more. A well written and organized implementation of an impossible(?) hypothesis. Morally acceptable ending??

stone51402 Dec 09, 2012

Fast-paced, easy read that keeps you interested and turning the page.

Nov 18, 2010

Fantastic! One of 2010s very best! Outstanding! 10 of 10 stars

One of 2010s very best! Outstanding! 10 of 10 stars

Nov 11, 2010

A good read with lots of detail. I read late into the night as it did capture my attendtion.

Didn't end as I had expected, and was a little disappointed.

Sep 04, 2010

Given Forsyth's standards, Cobra is disappointing.

Lots of facts about drugs moving from Colombia throughout the world and I am sure all the facts were researched, but that's the problem with the book: its a book of facts, not a story.

Each "fact" is presented to the readers but there is nothing gripping happening like in his previous thriller books for which he became famous. Disappointed.

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