“The master is back,” the promo goes, “with his best thriller since The Day of the Jackal.” A bold statement: while no Jackal, this strong and. Avenger by Frederick Forsyth. Freddy put down his copy of the Daily Telegraph and sighed. The stock market hadn’t been kind to the Master. Paperback Avenger . Frederick Forsyth From the battlefield of Vietnam via war-torn Serbia to the jungles of Central America, Avenger is packed with.

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Yep, finally Forsyth delivers. My last read for the year 2k But Dexter is no ordinary man. Following the trail from Serbia to South America just like he did the Cong in the tunnels of Nam, the Avenger closes in on the kill. He was a mercenary in Katanga the Congoand his skills and contacts obtained in that war enable him to become an ice-cold assassin. A thorough professional and conscious-less killer, he doesn’t digress from the unspoken rules he has established.

And that is exactly what Steve Edmonds wanted to do, but as a WW2 ace and mining magnate he knew the ways of the world. Dexter hunts down his daughter’s killers in Panama and executes them, then returns home only to discover that his beloved wife couldn’t deal with the death of their only child and has committed suicide during his absence.

Will Devereaux be able to warn Zilic and so carry through his long-planned operation Peregrine, or will the Tracker bring the whole thing down in flames?

But die Calvin does not. Across the grave the year old Canadian stood in his dark suit like a pillar of his own pentlandite ore and looked unblinkingly down at the coffin of his grandson. Previous Post Paul Strand: However the depth of research in The Day of the Jackal inspired at least one assassin and one would-be assassin…. Forsyth has no female roles of note in the book because they contributed nothing to the story, as he explained in a BBC HardTalk interview.

It is August as Dexter plots to bring Zilic to justice while Devereaux works to protect him from Dexter. Notify me of new posts via email.


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A familiar and recurring and even repetitive backdrop against which the minutely detailed, carefully worked-out and somehow totally improbable narratives are set.

If you were a mining Billionaire fodsyth a teenage grandson who went off to do some heart-felt social service in the war-torn former-Yugoslavia only to end up captured, tortured and then drowned alive in a cess-pit of human filth by Serbian warlords, what exactly would you do? Granted that the English author Frederick Forsyth has lived in different countries, e. Avenger is a political thriller novel by Frederick Forsyth.

A family grieves an 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. Books of the Week. His aircraft had been spotted in the emirate of al-Fujairah, and from that it was relatively simple to deduce that Zilic was now living in a heavily protected fortress in Surinam.

Nonetheless, the vigilante twist of The Veteran is imaginatively powerful, and the long final story about a cowboy who wakes from a century-long magic sleep to be reunited with a reincarnation of his lost love has the eerie, primal power of a yarn by Rider Haggard. This page was last avsnger on 20 Decemberat So, when my husband and I were clearing out the spare bedroom and we found Avenger, I set it aside to read.

Avenger by Frederick Forsyth

The way to contact him is to leave details in an obscure magazine devoted to antique aircraft. Intertwined into the backstory of Calvin Dexter is the narrative of a young American volunteer from a very privileged family who was killed while delivering aid fredsrick Bosnia during the Bosnian War. Sep 23, Riovogan rated it really liked it.

However, a secret section in the CIA, fredefick by Paul Devereaux III, a dedicated patriot, is in contact with Zilic and trying to use him to eliminate another terrorist whom Devereaux feels is a serious threat to the U. The book becomes a thrilling read when one discovers that unknowing to Calvin the CIA is trying to protect Zoran, who is now in exile.

It is the story of vigilante Cal Dexter’s pursuit of a Serbian warlord into the jungles fredeerick the fictional Republic of San Martin.

Any content issues not appropriate for young teenagers in this book? Avenger is a real page-turner, and I don’t think many readers doubt if revenge can be justified Since the book was published in the forssyth knows that Devereaux will not succeed in eliminating Usama, but this does little to distract from the tight drama that does not reach a climax until late in the forzyth of September 10th.


I want him to wake in avengef every morning for the rest of his life and know that he is there and will never come out again, and I want him to think back and know that it is all because he cold-bloodedly murdered my child. All the chatter, all the word on the street, is that Al Qaeda are about to launch some major attack, a big one, against the US.

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Frederick Forsyth is one of the best if not the best thriller writers today and Avenger proves it again. Only a few people really know. He became one of the youngest pilots in the Royal Air Force at ths, where he served on National Service from to No man can ever forgive his protector. In short, his life may not be exactly similar with that of Cal Dexter but… what are the chances that my brother maintains a secret office avenge Manila where he entertains wealthy clients to hunt aenger terrorists in Bosnia or in the Middle East?

It was September 10, Discover what to read next. He is too busy attending to his clients, case hearings, writing the legal documents, playing chess, reading books and writing book reviews.

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May 28, Navaneeth Suresh rated it it was amazing. Dexter, former Vietnam tunnel rat, now small-town attorney and clandestine kidnapper of refugees from justice, is after Zoran Zilic, a gangster who has frederck Serbia with a fortune but not before savagely killing an American aid worker who happens to be the grandson of a billionaire mining magnate.

However there were many who could not be identified properly. Posted by Simon on June 5, https: