|All the ingredients of a fictional
espionage novel are here - sharply drawn characters, a fast-paced
plot, violence, terror, intrigue and even the obligatory sex...A
highly readable portrait of a committed revolutionary and compulsive
The New York Times.
|The tentacles of terror, spreading
out from the KGB via the military headquarters of the Popular
Front for the Liberation of Palestine... is painstakingly and
vividly portrayed by Colin Smith.
Don Anderson, Daily Mail.
|What matters in this immensely informative
book is what it tells us about how terrorists operate rather
Richard Clutterbuck, The Observer`
|...a good solid, and very readable
account of the way an overweight Venezuelan rich boy, Ilich
Ramirez Sanchez, was transformed by degrees into the lean,
commanding figure in a white raincoat who had... the OPEC oil
moguls literally prostrate on the carpet.
Alexander McDonald, Birmingham Post.
|For years Ilich Sanchez played cat and mouse with the governments of the
world... Now hes locked up in a French jail, from which he should never
be released. In a classic piece of reportage, Colin Smith reconstructs Carloss
The Oxford Times.