Firefox MOBI Þ Hardcover

Firefox MOBI Þ Hardcover


10 thoughts on “Firefox

  1. Christian Christian says:

    I remember my birthday in 1982 for 2 main reasons as a 14 year old I was dismayed to find out that I would have to wait until Christmas to see ET and that the much anticipated 'Firefox' premiere missed my birthday by a month Then my Father pulled out a surprise present and encouraged me to take it up the garden to open on my own usually an indication of it being something my mother would disapprove of There in the dappled sunlight under the willow tree I unwrapped Craig Thomas' Firefox And read it spellbound until the fading light would allow me no I finished the book the next day under the same tree and instantly started reading it again It was my first spy espionage 'techno thriller' The jack hammer pace of unfolding events coupled with the brilliantly researched hardware convincing characters with surprising depth for the speed with which they are introduced was spellbinding A truly flawed hero whose weaknesses are intricately linked to his strengths in my eyes a stroke of genius I've re read it many times along with the several follow up books each time my heart racing at the perils encountered by Mr Gant A true classic


  2. Jim Norris Jim Norris says:

    The terrifying true story behind a popular web browser


  3. Michael Finocchiaro Michael Finocchiaro says:

    I was a kid when I read this book and am giving it 4 stars because being a young naïve child of the Cold War it was exciting and certainly showed us putting on over on the bad guys Those to young to remember need to recall this was in the bad old USSR days before Gorby and Glasnost the time of the show The Americans I suppose if I reread it now it would sink into ignominy like the other books I read as a young reactionary WASP growing up in the slowing latinified Miami of the TV show Miami Vice and all all that Tom Clancy Republican propagandistic crap etc Admittedly I also LOVED the movie with Clint Eastwood Well let me keep my childhood memories of this and feel snobbishly comfortable knowing I grew up since then and my reading taste improved infinitely and the world changed since then well unfortunately not all that much


  4. Naja Naja says:

    Craig Thomas is only scantly mentioned when people talk about the techno thriller genre but he definitely should be mentioned along side the likes of Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy Firefox is written in a very particular almost staccato style that can be a little hard to follow at first but it has a way of instilling you with a sense of the frustration the characters are feeling Well worth a read if you enjoy Cold War era thrillers


  5. Andrew Andrew says:

    Ah this takes me back to my youth yes I know back in the days when the world was black and white and sepia and scratchy down the edges but seriously this book has a lot of history with me back in the early days of my reading I was still exploring what I could read and what I enjoyed reading Now my father used to have the Readers Digest condensed editions and I remember flicking through them They used to have colour pictures in them to entice readers to them and I remember stumbling across one by Craig Thomas Well this was about the time of the film with Clint Eastwood and well one thing led to another and I remember reading this book in record time Now years later I have found my Craig Thomas stash ok it found me when some of my book stacks collapsed and revealed my collection So I sat down with Firefox and remembered not just the aeroplane but also the cold war espionage and intrigue this book really was from another world the days of the cold war and constant secret wars of trying to out do the opposition never went uite as far as calling them the enemy Now with Modern Russia this world seems so far away I guess a little nostalgia and on my part ignorance of what really went on maybe has romanticised this a little but still the book is a thrilling read and of course this is only the start of the journey of Mitchell Gant


  6. Arthur Chappell Arthur Chappell says:

    This is a half decent Cold War Techno Thriller A US pilot is sent to Russia on a mission to steal a new state of the art high tech fighter jet The Firefox described like a Star Wars X Wing fighter It has telepathic controls in touch with the pilot through his helmet He just has to think what he wants the plane to do and it does but he has to think in Russian Most of the book is about Gant even getting near the plane and only the last uarter or so deals with its audacious theft Spoiler alerts as the book is left open to a seuel when a near miss with a heat seeking missile makes Gant swear in American English causing the plane to switch off and crash into the Arctic ice This led to Firefox Down about a race against the Russians to salvage the plane and rescue Gant Firefox was filmed with Clint Eastwood as Gant The thought of Eastwood failing in his mission was unthinkable to the movie producers so he successfully takes the Firefox into US airspace and any hope of a movie seuel was dashed Arthur Chappell


  7. Michael R. Michael R. says:

    It must have been the cover that sold me on this book because it wasn't my usual cup of tea I was still an Agatha Christie mystery reader for the most part back thenBut I loved this book Back when the US was still in the Cold War with the USSR the idea that Russia had an aircraft so far superior to anything we had or could possibly conceive of and could blast any plane we had out of the sky was a scary and realistic thought The idea to sneak a pilot into the Russia base and steal the aircraft by flying it back to the US was written very suspensfully That the one and only pilot the USould find who had the capability to fly this jet fighter was also on the verge of a mental breakdown only added to the thillerI didn't think the movie did the book justice


  8. Jack Heath Jack Heath says:

    Synopsis his name is Gant a renegade American pilot He's out to steal a Soviet MIG named Firefox Clint Eastwood starred


  9. Philip Higgins Philip Higgins says:

    The book that launched a Clint Eastwood film an internet browser and the author's career Four stars might be a bit generous but this has such a cool premise the Soviets have a new super Mig fighter that's way ahead of the West Let's steal it The early passages drag a bit as our boy Mitchell Gant is spirited from Moscow into the top secret airbase Even Craig Thomas fans like myself wouldn't claim he was a great stylist but the story really takes flight when it gets airborne Surface to air missiles enemy fighters low on fuel it's pretty tense stuffGant is an odd hero The battle scarred Vietnam vet was a bit of a staple for 70s 80s thrillers and he has all the usual PTSD flashbacks He's scared most of time pale sweaty and throws up Yet he's also super arrogant when it comes to his aerial ability and kills two Russians with his bare hands Brit spy master Aubrey pops up again as do actual Russian leaders of the day including Andropov before he briefly got the big job I like classic Cold War thrillers as it's easy to spot the villains ie The Brutal Police state not the currently trending Rogue CIA Elements There's a sense of important matters at stake too rather than just when will we catch the serial killer? The Sphere paperback edition with the Chris Moore illustration strongly resembling the fighter design from the film is a nice book to own More of the same next up with Snow Falcon


  10. Bret Kinghorn Bret Kinghorn says:

    Having seen the movie prior I had some idea about the story line of course the movie while definitely enjoyable didn't do the book full justice The character of Gant seemed to be uite flat in the film while here you felt his emotions His troubled past seemed to play a larger role and gave you and insight into how he ticked The technical aspect were well done they were detailed but not too detailed to the point where a person would be out of their element and become lost or bored with the story arc Overall a very well written enjoyable read at times you could easily visualize what you were reading It made the story really come alive


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Firefox [PDF / Epub] ✅ Firefox By Craig Thomas – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk THE MACHINE The Soviet Mig 31 codenamed Firefox A thought controlled terrifyingly lethal warplane capable of ruling the Western skiesTHE MAN His name is Gant an obsessed renegade American pilot His Co THE MACHINE The Soviet Mig codenamed Firefox A thought controlled terrifyingly lethal warplane capable of ruling the Western skiesTHE MAN His name is Gant an obsessed renegade American pilot His Control Kenneth Aubrey of Great Britain His plan infiltrate the shadowy worldwide KGB network and make his way into the Soviet Union His job steal Firefox.

  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Firefox
  • Craig Thomas
  • English
  • 10 January 2015
  • 9780030207914

About the Author: Craig Thomas

David Craig Owen Thomas was a Welsh author of thrillers most notably the Mitchell Gant seriesThe son of the Western Mail rugby union writer JBG Thomas Craig was educated at Cardiff High School He graduated from University College Cardiff in obtaining his MA after completing a thesis on Thomas Hardy Thomas became an English Teacher working in various grammar schools in the West Midl.


10 thoughts on “Firefox

  1. Christian Christian says:

    I remember my birthday in 1982 for 2 main reasons as a 14 year old I was dismayed to find out that I would have to wait until Christmas to see ET and that the much anticipated 'Firefox' premiere missed my birthday by a month Then my Father pulled out a surprise present and encouraged me to take it up the garden to open on my own usually an indication of it being something my mother would disapprove of There in the dappled sunlight under the willow tree I unwrapped Craig Thomas' Firefox And read it spellbound until the fading light would allow me no I finished the book the next day under the same tree and instantly started reading it again It was my first spy espionage 'techno thriller' The jack hammer pace of unfolding events coupled with the brilliantly researched hardware convincing characters with surprising depth for the speed with which they are introduced was spellbinding A truly flawed hero whose weaknesses are intricately linked to his strengths in my eyes a stroke of genius I've re read it many times along with the several follow up books each time my heart racing at the perils encountered by Mr Gant A true classic

  2. Jim Norris Jim Norris says:

    The terrifying true story behind a popular web browser

  3. Michael Finocchiaro Michael Finocchiaro says:

    I was a kid when I read this book and am giving it 4 stars because being a young naïve child of the Cold War it was exciting and certainly showed us putting on over on the bad guys Those to young to remember need to recall this was in the bad old USSR days before Gorby and Glasnost the time of the show The Americans I suppose if I reread it now it would sink into ignominy like the other books I read as a young reactionary WASP growing up in the slowing latinified Miami of the TV show Miami Vice and all all that Tom Clancy Republican propagandistic crap etc Admittedly I also LOVED the movie with Clint Eastwood Well let me keep my childhood memories of this and feel snobbishly comfortable knowing I grew up since then and my reading taste improved infinitely and the world changed since then well unfortunately not all that much

  4. Naja Naja says:

    Craig Thomas is only scantly mentioned when people talk about the techno thriller genre but he definitely should be mentioned along side the likes of Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy Firefox is written in a very particular almost staccato style that can be a little hard to follow at first but it has a way of instilling you with a sense of the frustration the characters are feeling Well worth a read if you enjoy Cold War era thrillers

  5. Andrew Andrew says:

    Ah this takes me back to my youth yes I know back in the days when the world was black and white and sepia and scratchy down the edges but seriously this book has a lot of history with me back in the early days of my reading I was still exploring what I could read and what I enjoyed reading Now my father used to have the Readers Digest condensed editions and I remember flicking through them They used to have colour pictures in them to entice readers to them and I remember stumbling across one by Craig Thomas Well this was about the time of the film with Clint Eastwood and well one thing led to another and I remember reading this book in record time Now years later I have found my Craig Thomas stash ok it found me when some of my book stacks collapsed and revealed my collection So I sat down with Firefox and remembered not just the aeroplane but also the cold war espionage and intrigue this book really was from another world the days of the cold war and constant secret wars of trying to out do the opposition never went uite as far as calling them the enemy Now with Modern Russia this world seems so far away I guess a little nostalgia and on my part ignorance of what really went on maybe has romanticised this a little but still the book is a thrilling read and of course this is only the start of the journey of Mitchell Gant

  6. Arthur Chappell Arthur Chappell says:

    This is a half decent Cold War Techno Thriller A US pilot is sent to Russia on a mission to steal a new state of the art high tech fighter jet The Firefox described like a Star Wars X Wing fighter It has telepathic controls in touch with the pilot through his helmet He just has to think what he wants the plane to do and it does but he has to think in Russian Most of the book is about Gant even getting near the plane and only the last uarter or so deals with its audacious theft Spoiler alerts as the book is left open to a seuel when a near miss with a heat seeking missile makes Gant swear in American English causing the plane to switch off and crash into the Arctic ice This led to Firefox Down about a race against the Russians to salvage the plane and rescue Gant Firefox was filmed with Clint Eastwood as Gant The thought of Eastwood failing in his mission was unthinkable to the movie producers so he successfully takes the Firefox into US airspace and any hope of a movie seuel was dashed Arthur Chappell

  7. Michael R. Michael R. says:

    It must have been the cover that sold me on this book because it wasn't my usual cup of tea I was still an Agatha Christie mystery reader for the most part back thenBut I loved this book Back when the US was still in the Cold War with the USSR the idea that Russia had an aircraft so far superior to anything we had or could possibly conceive of and could blast any plane we had out of the sky was a scary and realistic thought The idea to sneak a pilot into the Russia base and steal the aircraft by flying it back to the US was written very suspensfully That the one and only pilot the USould find who had the capability to fly this jet fighter was also on the verge of a mental breakdown only added to the thillerI didn't think the movie did the book justice

  8. Jack Heath Jack Heath says:

    Synopsis his name is Gant a renegade American pilot He's out to steal a Soviet MIG named Firefox Clint Eastwood starred

  9. Philip Higgins Philip Higgins says:

    The book that launched a Clint Eastwood film an internet browser and the author's career Four stars might be a bit generous but this has such a cool premise the Soviets have a new super Mig fighter that's way ahead of the West Let's steal it The early passages drag a bit as our boy Mitchell Gant is spirited from Moscow into the top secret airbase Even Craig Thomas fans like myself wouldn't claim he was a great stylist but the story really takes flight when it gets airborne Surface to air missiles enemy fighters low on fuel it's pretty tense stuffGant is an odd hero The battle scarred Vietnam vet was a bit of a staple for 70s 80s thrillers and he has all the usual PTSD flashbacks He's scared most of time pale sweaty and throws up Yet he's also super arrogant when it comes to his aerial ability and kills two Russians with his bare hands Brit spy master Aubrey pops up again as do actual Russian leaders of the day including Andropov before he briefly got the big job I like classic Cold War thrillers as it's easy to spot the villains ie The Brutal Police state not the currently trending Rogue CIA Elements There's a sense of important matters at stake too rather than just when will we catch the serial killer? The Sphere paperback edition with the Chris Moore illustration strongly resembling the fighter design from the film is a nice book to own More of the same next up with Snow Falcon

  10. Bret Kinghorn Bret Kinghorn says:

    Having seen the movie prior I had some idea about the story line of course the movie while definitely enjoyable didn't do the book full justice The character of Gant seemed to be uite flat in the film while here you felt his emotions His troubled past seemed to play a larger role and gave you and insight into how he ticked The technical aspect were well done they were detailed but not too detailed to the point where a person would be out of their element and become lost or bored with the story arc Overall a very well written enjoyable read at times you could easily visualize what you were reading It made the story really come alive

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