The Devil's Alternative

The Devil's Alternative - Arrow Books 1995The Devil's Alternative
By Frederick Forsyth

First Published: 1979

For Frederick Stuart,
who does not know yet

1982
A disasterous mistake in the USSR has left the Russians with only a fraction of their usual grain crop. This is the worst possible time for Max Rudin, attempting to hold the Politburo on his side, away from his enemy, who is attempting to gain control of Russia, then the whole of Europe...

Meanwhile, the world's largest oil tanker, the Freya, carrying one million tons of crude oil, sets off on its maiden voyage, to the attention of worldwide press. Little did they know she would become an even larger part of people's attention, as a group of terrorists board her with their deceptively simple demand - little did they know that this demand could cause the deaths of millions...