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Avengerby Frederick Forsyth
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Frederick Forsyth is back with a vengeance! A heart-stopping thriller of murder, intrigue, deception, and revenge. Attorney Calvin Dexter hangs his shingle in a quiet New Jersey town, has a reasonably successful practice, and takes the hills strong while triathlon training. But Dexter is no ordinary lawyer. On Sundays, he reads the paper and shuffles around his dark, empty house, trying to forget about a life he has lost forever. Until, of course, Dexter reads something in the papers that sends him the necessary signal. Until one of the handful who know of Dexter's other life tries to contact him. For in a world that has forgotten right and wrong, few can settle a score like Cal Dexter can. But the game is changing, and this time CIA agent Kevin McBride must find a way to stop Dexter before his quest for vengeance throws the world into chaos. Avenger has all of Frederick Forsyth's page-turning trademarks and is sure to be this fall's most suspenseful read.
"Grueling physical challenges, chilling escapes, a splendid final surprise and a plot development involving none other than Osama bin Laden compensate for the novel's less-than-thrilling early padding." Publishers Weekly
"Readers may want to compare Forsyth's Colin Dexter to Tom Clancy's John Clark or Lee Child's Jack Reacher, but Dexter stands firmly on his own." Library Journal
"The great Forsythe of 1971's The Day of the Jackal returns...flourishing a well-researched thriller set on the world's bloodiest stages." Kirkus Reviews
The multi-million-selling Frederick Forsyth is back with a venegance! A heart stopping thriller of murder, mystery, intrigue, deception, and revenge.
"His Best In Decades... Pure Gold."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Frederick Forsyth's explosive blockbusters defined the conspiracy thriller. Now the acknowledged master of bestselling international suspense and intrigue returns with a vengeance igniting a time-bomb of a novel.
Many years ago, Cal Dexter was a Vietnam tunnel rat recruited to ferret out the jungle lairs of the enemy. Today, he's a small-time attorney in a sleepy New Jersey town. But Dexter lives no ordinary life.
The beast Dexter's been hired to hunt is Zilic, a Serbian warlord ensconced in a South American compound with the best security blood money can buy. One victim left in his wake was an innocent American aid worker in Bosnia-the grandson of a Canadian tycoon who can afford the best revenge.
And so, a worldwide chase is on, and Dexter begins to draw a net around the killer. But this time, CIA agent Paul Devereaux must find a way to stop Dexter before his quest for vengeance throws the world into chaos.
"Plans within plans unfold spectacularly."
"Forsyth is truly the world's reigning master of suspense."
--The Los Angeles Times
Attorney Calvin Dexter hangs his shingle in a quiet New Jersey town, has a reasonably successful practice, and takes the hills strong while triathalon training. But Dexter is no ordinary man.
The summer before he goes to college, Ricky Colenso travels to Bosnia to volunteer as an aid worker. A few weeks later, he disappears and is never heard from again. A family grieves and is offered little hope--in the fog of that horrible time and place, the killer, too, has vanished.
Or so it would seem. For in a world that has forgotten right and wrong, there are few like Cal Dexter who can settle the score. And so, years later, a worldwide chase is on and Dexter begins to draw a net around the killer. But this time CIA agent Paul Devereux must find a way to stop Dexter before his quest for vengeance throws the world into chaos.
A heart-stopping novel of murder and mystery, double-cross and triple-cross, old loyalties and new hatreds, Avenger has all of Frederick Forsyth's page-turning trademarks.
About the Author
Frederick Forsyth is the author of eleven bestselling novels. He lives in Hertfordshire, England.
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