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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 heard 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.
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"His Best In Decades... Pure Gold."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Frederick Forsyth's explosive blockbusters defined the conspiracy thriller. Now the acknowledged master of bestselling international suspense and intrigue returns with a vengeance igniting a time-bomb of a novel.
Many years ago, Cal Dexter was a Vietnam tunnel rat recruited to ferret out the jungle lairs of the enemy. Today, he's a small-time attorney in a sleepy New Jersey town. But Dexter lives no ordinary life.
The beast Dexter's been hired to hunt is Zilic, a Serbian warlord ensconced in a South American compound with the best security blood money can buy. One victim left in his wake was an innocent American aid worker in Bosnia-the grandson of a Canadian tycoon who can afford the best revenge.
And so, a worldwide chase is on, and Dexter begins to draw a net around the killer. But this time, CIA agent Paul Devereaux must find a way to stop Dexter before his quest for vengeance throws the world into chaos.
"Plans within plans unfold spectacularly."
"Forsyth is truly the world's reigning master of suspense."
--The Los Angeles Times
Frederick Forsyth is the author of eleven bestselling novels, including The Day of the Jackal and The Dogs of War. He lives in Hertfordshire, England.
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