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Avenger (original 2003; edition 2003)

by Frederick Forsyth

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Title:Avenger
Authors:Frederick Forsyth
Info:Bantam Press (2003), Paperback
Collections:Recommendations ONLY, Your library, Crime, thrillers and adventure
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Avenger by Frederick Forsyth (2003)

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Probably one of Forsythe's best if not the best. A story ranging from WW II to Vietnam Nam up to 09/11/01. What are a series of short stories become inextricably bound together, each dependent and then supportive of the other. Intricately plotted, shades of Day of the Jackal, the story carries one along irresistibly to a powerful and rewarding conclusion. ( )
  WhitmelB | Aug 23, 2013 |
Mir nimmt das in einer anderen Rezension gelobte "Hintegrundwissen" streckenweise einen zu dominanten Schwerpunkt ein. Die Story an sich ist spannend geschrieben, könnte aber auf der Hälfte der Länge erzählt werden. ( )
  MartinRohrbach | Sep 8, 2011 |
This one was pretty good, I liked the tunnel rat parts of it, I just find it a little hard to believe that he went from tunnel rat to secret agent.
  Neilsantos | Oct 8, 2010 |
I was lucky enough to snag a copy of The Cobra from Library Thing's stash of books and it triggered my interest in other Cal Dexter - Paul Devereaux books. Now I know why Paul recruited Cal for the Cobra project. This is a very entertaining book about the hunting of a Serbian gangster/war criminal by the ex-tunnel rat Cal Dexter. ( )
  velopunk | Aug 24, 2010 |
Forsyth is the master of this genre. This is not his best book, and yet it stands heads and shoulders above most of the work written in this arena. Forsyth adds marvelous detail, it becomes almost a learning experience. That is what I enjoy about his work. ( )
  Borg-mx5 | Mar 6, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312319517, Hardcover)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:56:05 -0400)

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Living a secret double life, lawyer Cal Dexter embarks on a deadly quest for vengeance that threatens global security, prompting CIA agent Kevin McBride to race against the clock to stop him.

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