A collection of taut, electrifying tales from the master of international intrigue, #1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth…
A wealthy philanderer plots to murder the husband of the woman he loves…A mild-mannered banker faces off in a fight to the death against a monstrous fish…A thief with a plan to hijack tons of French brandy finds that no plan is perfect in practice…and a judge enters a friendly game of poker with two other passengers on a train, only to find himself playing a dangerous hand…
With these ten thrilling short stories of betrayal and blackmail, of murder and revenge, manipulators and machinations, Frederick Forsyth proves once again that when it comes to edge-of-your-seat storytelling, no one else comes close.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Frederick Forsyth is the author of fifteen novels and short story collections. A former Air Force pilot, and print and television reporter for the BBC, he has had four movies and two television miniseries made from his works.
What People are Saying About This
“Diverting…should surprise and delight Forsyth fans.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Spellbinding…Ten Forsyths for the price of one. Who could ask for anything more?"—Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"Forsyth is a first-class narrator—instantly sketching in characters, tossing off perfect dialogue, creating mood and atmosphere…A crisp, solid treat.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Few writers do physical action any better than Forsyth…These stories are very good value, creating an appetite for more…A warming bedside companion.”—Los Angeles Times
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Superb collection of short tales. The common theme if there is one, is the strength of the underdog, and or common man. the atles feature the usual list of suspects for contempary thriller - murderers, poisenings, cheats and frauds etc, however the hero usual wins through by leverness of mind rather than brute force. In fact for a thriller there is hardly any action at all, mearly a well placed world and an unexpected ending. Great writing, clever snapshots of the human condition. My favourite though perhaps least typical is 'The Emporer' a sort of re-telling of Hemmingway's classic the Old Man and the Sea. very enjoyable, fairly light reading, better than many of the novels.
An accomplished storyteller, in bite sized servings. Don't miss it.