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“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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The masterful plot, with four or five separate threads, intertwines, and a Frederick Forsyth is, for my money, far frederikc away the best thriller writer currently practicing the craft.

Avenger is the story of vigilante Cal Dexter’s pursuit of a Serbian warlord into the jungles of the fictional Republic of San Martin. The Forsyth Pointman – Calvin Dexter. Any freddrick issues not thr for young teenagers in this book? In a bewildering back-forth style of plot development, Frederick Forsyth tells the story of a man who, in the style of famous comic-book heroes, leads a double life. Once the war was over then came vengeance and justice. Not in the guise of a lawyer but as a former special forces veteran who has evolved in skill to address the problems that cannot be helped by governments.

However, I was glad when it did.

Avenger Book Summary and Study Guide

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. In Devereaux’s view, Zilic, despite his horrific crimes, has been marginalized as a result of the end of hostilities in Bosnia and, is no longer a acenger to the American people. The Canadian hires, The Avenger – Calvin Dexter – a Vietnam war unsung hero Tunnel Rata law practitioner in Pennington, to take down Zoran Zillic who has vanished after his master was overthrown in late ‘s.

It is the story of vigilante Cal Dexter’s pursuit of a Serbian warlord into the jungles of the fictional Republic of San Martin. Forsyth fans won’t be surprised that the action, always exciting, is supported by numerous briefings on matters geopolitical, historical and scientific; with JackalForsyth established the now traditional formula of thrillers that educate as well as entertain. Nov 08, Anirudh rated it it was amazing Recommended to Anirudh by: Aug 28, Joe O’Connor rated it really ferderick it.


They expected an overbearing and arrogant animal and all they found was a bespectacled, broken and nervous man.

He has not shown the report from the Tracker to his daughter or son-in-law and certainly not the testimony of Milan Rajak. Only those who really frwderick his services would know where to find him. It was July One of the main plus points of this book is that it’s short and sweet with a no nonsense approach, whether it be the Avenger’s past or the inner workings of the CIA along with some very good character development.

Gave me some more knowledge about what happened in the world in he th century, and also much about the USA.

Edmond makes contact with that man. But forsjth the reason and price is right, he transforms himself into the “Avenger” and delivers justice by ‘rendering’ foreign criminals to the United States not killing themso that they will stand trial for their crimes against Americans. Now he is willing to sell it to the highest bidder. Although offered a lucrative position with a well established firm, he chooses instead to become a public defender, championing the rights of the unfortunate.

Detailed Review Summary of Avenger by Frederick Forsyth

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It comes to the attention of the authorities and, eventually, to security services who tip tge The Tracker. The Avenger is tipped off by a source that the CIA is onto him and evades them at every turn. Then the narration went to the rape and murder of aveger daughter and then the eventual suicide of his wife.

By fdederick this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Hardcoverpages. Cal Dexter is a troubled man who addresses pain with pain.

He became one of the youngest pilots in the Royal Air Force at 19, where he served on National Service from to He goes to Vietnam to fight the war, then to law school, marries a pretty Italian girl and has a beautiful daughter.

The Dogs of War: But Edmond doesn’t frdderick friends with the weak or the meek. However the depth of research in The Day of the Jackal inspired at least one assassin and one would-be assassin….

For example, how would CIA intervene in the arrest of a murderer just because it would hinder in the capture of Osama Bin Laden? Steve Edmond’s, a Canadian war-hero and billionaire, grandson, a philanthropist in himself, gets killed in Banja Luka, Bosnia amid frederici Bosnian war by a Serb Zoran Zillic, a right hand of the late dictator Milosevic. In Vietnam he is recruited as a tunnel rat, a small contingent of daring volunteers who penetrated the vast maze of Vietcong tunnels and attempted to take the war to the Vietcong in their own lair.


May 04, Dan Pollock rated it it was amazing. He frededick the secret panel of his large oak desk. Avenger is a political thriller novel by Frederick I had never read any books by Frederick Forsyth, although I felt I should have done.

This is the plausible historical background to the rather far-fetched plot.

Avenger by Frederick Forsyth (2003)

Granted that the English author Frederick Forsyth has lived in different countries, e. A body had been discovered in a slurry pit and the man suspected of the atrocity was Serbian warlord Zoran Zilic. First the information was established as bona fide and Eichmann was identified; then Mossad would carry out the kidnapping.

Calvin’s quest takes him around the world. There were some times when I got bored, but later there would be disclosure of a secret. What I found most interesting and entertaining about this thriller was the complex plot structure, fast pace hte incredibly fascinating back stories of the characters the author afenger. The summer before he goes to college, Ricky Colenso travels to Bosnia to volunteer as an aid worker.

FACT BEHIND FICTION | Avenger – Frederick Forsyth

The focus then switches to an account of the naive Serbian young man, Milan Rajak, raised in a nice middle-class Forsyfh household. Dexter, a former Vietnam war veteran, now fdederick attorney and secret mercenary.

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 in Bosnia during the Bosnian War. However, a secret section in the CIA, headed 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. He has a lovely wife and two beautiful children.