"left-behind Frederick Forsyths"
Frederick Forsyth in 2003
Creative Commons AttributionFrederick Forsyth in 2003 - Credit: Das blaue Sofa

 Frederick Forsyth, who was born in 1938, is an English author who specialises in crime fiction and thrillers.

Some of his best-known novels include The Day of the Jackal (1971), The Odessa File (1972), Avenger (2003), and The Cobra (2010). Several of his books have been made into films including The Day of the Jackal, The Dogs of War (1974) and Avenger.