“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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Avenger — book review

Just as the story ends, the date is stated to be September 10, Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Then when the global terrorist, CIA, etc etc. He fights the Veit Cong on their own turf and luckily emerges unscathed. It was September 10, Once the war was over then came vengeance and justice. Mar 03, Paul rated it it was amazing.

Avenger (Forsyth novel) – Wikipedia

Although offered a lucrative position with a well established firm, he chooses instead fredrick become a public defender, championing the rights of the unfortunate. May 16, Winter Sophia Rose rated it it was amazing. It was June He left the BBC in after controversy arose over his alleged bias towards the Biafran cause and accusations that he falsified segments of his reports.


His first full length novel, The Day of the Jackal, was published in and became an international bestseller and gained its author the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel.

There really is no tension. But this time CIA agent Paul Devereux must find a way to stop Dexter before his quest for vengeance throws the world into chaos. Calvin Dexter had been brought up the hard way. The book contains details, but none which I found to be very deep, i.

He fought in Vietnam and he and his senior officer became the most feared Tunnel Fodsyth in the US army. After his return to the United States, Calvin goes to law school.

One of the main plus points of this book is that it’s short and fredrick with a no nonsense approach, whether it be the Avenger’s past or the inner Very cleverly written. The masterful plot, with four or five separate threads, intertwines, and a Frederick Forsyth is, for my money, far and away the best thriller writer currently practicing the craft.

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Avenger Book Summary and Study Guide

Brilliant novel mixing fact and fiction, stunning suspense! Firstly the protagonist of the story was not 20 and just out of college.

In typical Frederick Forsyth tradition it takes a little disambiguation, a few false and confusing identities, hunters becoming the hunted becoming the hunters again and so on until the last page has been turned. Customs and passport control check-points were nerve-racking for the agents, and Isser even set up a small base of operations at grederick airport cafeteria. The Jackal came to choose his profession because of the adrenaline junkie within and love for the good life that money can buy.


There is more action than in the previous pages but the story still jumps to a side track, this time for a long backstory about the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, the rise of Al-Qaeda, and the start of the war on terror.

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

Throughout the book, it can be easily mistaken to be a collection of short stories but which Forsyth has very cleverly combined together to create a story which can be easily comparable to The Day of the Jackal. The first act of the novel introduces Calvin Dexter, the main character of the story. But, as others before him have discovered, revenge does not replace the loss. His brilliance was in the details and the planning.