By Frederick Forsyth
A tender American reduction volunteer, Ricky Colenso, is brutally murdered in former Yugoslavia. His grandfather, the Canadian billionaire Steven Edmond, is bent on revenge. the search to discover Ricky's assassin leads Edmond to Cal Dexter, ex-Vietnam specific Forces, the only guy who may convey the killer to justice. yet what starts off as a private, family tragedy quickly explodes right into a terrifying drama at the centre degree of global terrorism. From the battlefield of Vietnam through war-torn Serbia to the jungles of principal the US, "Avenger" is full of riveting element, breathtaking motion and political suspense, whereas in Cal Dexter we meet an unforgettable hero within the so much dynamic Forsyth culture.
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Last another year at least: maybe longer, if he were careful. It was always important to be careful, about his Hush Puppies. Took a long time to break them in properly: had to be moulded, like a sculptor moulded his clay. What was the saying about feet of clay? Charlie couldn’t remember precisely but it didn’t apply to him anyway. His feet usually felt as if he were walking on that other stuff sculptors worked with, hard and sharp. He used the car radio system to advise the gatehouse of his imminent arrival, so they were waiting for him when he pulled into the driveway of the house, about five miles outside of the town.
His name was Roberts and he was newly appointed, so it was the first time they’d met. ‘Just the facility,’ said Charlie. The pin didn’t hurt so much if he kept his head twisted to one side but if he did that it appeared he was furtively trying to avoid the man’s eyes. The bank manager, who was bespectacled and sparse haired, gazed down at some papers on his desk, running a pen down several lines of figures. It seemed a long time before he looked up. There was no expression on his face. ’ ‘Never a lot,’ said Charlie, defensively.
Never a lot,’ said Charlie, defensively. ‘Two hundred pounds, last November,’ said Roberts. The last time Harkness put him on suspension for fiddling his expenses, remembered Charlie. Why were accountants and bank managers always the same, parsimonious buggers acting as if the money they handled was personally theirs. He said: ‘There was a delay, in the accounts department. ’ The man frowned down at Charlie’s file and then up again, failing to find what he was seeking. ’ I’m an agent who spends too much time getting my balls caught in the vice while you go safely home every night on the six-ten, thought Charlie.