Avenger Author:Frederick Forsyth 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. — *** — 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 he... more »ard from again. A family grieves and is offered little hope--in the fog of that horrible time and place, the killer, too, has vanished.
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.
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.« less
I was dissapointed. Forsyth didn't give me that guts-in-the teeth, blood-dripping- down-my-chin revenge so clearly called for. Was he going PC on us in 2003? (I have to give him a "Thank you" for his exposition on our incredibly brave, unsung heroes, who called themselves "The Tunnel Rats". Daring physical and psychological risks inconcievable to civilians, they saved many of our troops lives at great cost to themselves. Thank you guys- you never got the recognition you deserved.)