Veteran by Frederick Forsyth
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Veteran
By Frederick Forsyth

The Veteran

Thriller Short Stories

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Veteran by Frederick Forsyth

Book Description

A collection of five heart-stopping stories from the master thriller writer. A miracle in war-torn Siena that begins with the persecution of a young nun in the turbulent days of the sixteenth century and culminates in the bitter German retreat from Italy; a drug smuggling heist on an international flight where the Knock pit their wits against the smugglers; a brural urban murder, where a brilliant QC decides to defend the killers, resulting in a startling justice; an incandescent art scam at a famous London auction house, and a brilliantly plotted revenge that shatters the elegant world of the Old Masters - each story is a remarkable tour de force. And above all here is a brilliant novella, 'Whispering Wind', which begins with the single survivor of Custer's Last Stand at the battle of Little Big Horn. Then follows the rescue from rape and murder of a Cheyenne girl and a flight across the mountains and forests of the West, ending in a savage present-day manhunt in the wild lands of Montana.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552149235
ISBN-10: 0552149233
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 106mm x 28mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Frederick Forsyth

Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth Day of the Jackal, Hardback (September 2013)

One of the most celebrated thrillers ever written, The Day of the Jackal created a new thriller genre. It is the electrifying story of an anonymous Englishman who in, the spring of 1963, was hired by Colonel Marc Rodin, Operations Chief of the OAS, to assassinate General de Gaulle.

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Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » A collection of five stories from a master thriller writer. They range from London to Italy and from the battle of Little Big Horn to World War II. This collection displays all of Forsyth's skills as a story-teller - a perfect Christmas present. (Kirkus UK)


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Author Biography - Frederick Forsyth

Former RAF pilot and investigative journalist, Frederick Forsyth defined the modern thriller when he wrote The Day of The Jackal, described by Lee Child as 'the book that broke the mould', with its lightning-paced storytelling, effortlessly cool reality and unique insider information. Since then he has written twelve novels which have been bestsellers around the world: The Odessa File, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fourth Protocol, The Negotiator, The Deceiver, The Fist of God, Icon, Avenger, The Afghan, The Cobra and, most recently, The Kill List. He lives in Buckinghamshire, England.

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