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Avenger - Frederick Forsyth

Paperback Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9780552150446
Number Of Pages: 431

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A young American aid volunteer, Billy Colenso, is brutally murdered in former Yugoslavia. His grandfather, the Canadian billionaire Steven Edmond, is bent on revenge.

The quest to find Billy's murderer leads Edmond to Cal Dexter, ex- Vietnam Special Forces, the one man who could bring the killer to justice. But what starts as a personal, domestic tragedy soon explodes into a terrifying drama on the centre stage of world terrorism.

From the battlefield of Vietnam via war- torn Serbia to the jungles of Central America, Avenger is packed with riveting detail, breathtaking action and political suspense, while in Cal Dexter we meet an unforgettable hero in the most dynamic Forsyth tradition.

Industry Reviews

"Orchestrated into a steady ratcheting-up of tension that pays great dividends." - Sunday Express

"Forsyth's storytelling mastery goes from strength to strength. Don't imagine you know what's going to happen next. Forsyth delivers a brilliant finale and a twist that'll make your head spin." - The Mirror

"Highly readable and with that trademark of impressive detail." - Mail on Sunday

"This action-injected tale races from Vietnam to Bosnia to Washington and on to the jungles of Central America with a taut showdown and an ingenious twist at the end." - Daily Mail

“When it comes to espionage, international intrigue, and suspense, Frederick Forsyth is a master.” - The Washington Post

“Frederick Forsyth is truly the world’s reigning master of suspense.” - Los Angeles Times

"Forsyth's extraordinary care with detail, his solid voice, and his exquisite pacing make this a totally engrossing thriller." - Connie Fletcher, Booklist

"His Best In Decades... Pure Gold." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Plans within plans unfold spectacularly." - Entertainment Weekly

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Bought as a gift for an older reader who enjoys Forsyth's style.

Rye, Melbourne



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ISBN: 9780552150446
ISBN-10: 0552150444
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 431
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 10.9  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.248
Edition Number: 1

Frederick Forsyth

About the Author

Frederick Forsyth is the author of fifteen bestselling novels: The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fourth Protocol, The Negotiator, The Deceiver, The Fist of God and Icon. His other works include The Biafra Story and No Comebacks. He lives in England.

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