Bought as a gift for an older reader who enjoys Forsyth's style.
Duchess of Rye
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.
About the Author
Frederick Forsyth is the author of nine 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, The Shepherd, two short story collections, No Comebacks and The Veteran, and a sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, The Phantom of Manhattan. He has also collected together an anthology of flying tales, Great Flying Stories, which includes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Roald Dahl, Len Deighton and H.G. Wells.
"'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
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