"taut international thriller"
Fifty-one year old attorney Pete Dexter practices law on
the Jersey-Pennsylvania line and runs triathlete events
relatively successfully. People who know him picture a
quiet unassuming friendly fellow, but Pete has a second job
as the AVENGER, a renowned bounty hunter, that he keeps
secret from his neighbors. Pete maintains a Manhattan
apartment as his center of human hunting operations in
which he answers ads in Vintage Airplane magazine asking
for the AVENGER.
Billionaire Canadian mining mogul Steve Edmond hires the
Avenger to kill Serbian Zoran Zilic, Milosevich's sadistic
henchman for murdering his grandson. Following the trail
from Serbia to South America just like he did the Cong in
the tunnels of Nam, the Avenger closes in on the kill.
However, the CIA does not wink this time, as they fear the
consequences of this particular murder. To avoid global
chaos Agent Kevin McBride must stop the Avenger anyway he
THE AVENGER is a typical Forsyth tale in which the action-
packed plot uses real world events as a backdrop to a non-
stop thriller that deeply focuses on a specific incident.
The story line moves rather quickly forward as Pete begins
his latest quest of vengeance for his client. Pete is an
extraordinary individual who feels his soul is clean though
he is obviously a paid killer. Kevin commiserates with
Pete, but also knows orders and fears the outcome of a
successful output by the Avenger. A strong tale though no
DAY OF THE JACKAL, fans of the author and anyone who
appreciates a taut international thriller will enjoy THE
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 3, 2003