This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial
membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from
more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Novels by
Frederick Forsyth, Short Stories by Frederick Forsyth, Short Story
Collections by Frederick Forsyth, the Phantom of Manhattan, the
Dogs of War, the Day of the Jackal, the Deceiver, the Negotiator,
the Fourth Protocol, the Art of the Matter, Icon, Whispering Wind,
the Odessa File, the Afghan, the Veteran, Avenger, the Shepherd,
the Devil's Alternative, No Comebacks, the Fist of God, the
Veteran. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated.
Excerpt: Avenger is a political thriller novel by Frederick Forsyth
published in September 2003. This was adapted for television in
2006, starring Sam Eliott.Plot summary The first act of the novel
introduces Calvin Dexter, the main character of the story. Dexter
is described as a lawyer in his early fifties with a passion for
running triathlons to keep in shape. The book digs into his past
and reveals that he is a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran, and
that his last tour of duty was as a Tunnel rat (military), an
extremely elite and secret task force that climbed deep into the
underground catacomb of Vietcong tunnels to hunt down the enemy in
their own lairs. He was married and had a daughter who at the age
of 16 was lured away and forced into prostitution by Latino gang
members and eventually murdered . Dexter hunts down his daughter's
killers in Panama and executes them, then returns home only to
discover that his beloved wife couldn't deal with the death of
their only child, and committed suicide during his absence. He
moves away, and becomes only a small town lawyer in his public
face. But when the reason and price is right, he transforms himself
into the "Avenger" and delivers justice by 'rendering ' foreign
criminals to the United States (not killing them), so that they
will stand trial for their crimes against Amer...
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