No Comebacks

By Frederick Forsyth

A selection of taut, electrifying stories from the grasp of foreign intrigue, no 1 New York occasions bestselling writer Frederick Forsyth…

A filthy rich philanderer plots to homicide the husband of the girl he loves…A mild-mannered banker faces off in a struggle to the dying opposed to a large fish…A thief with a plan to hijack hundreds French brandy reveals that no plan is ideal in practice…and a pass judgement on enters a pleasant online game of poker with different passengers on a teach, in simple terms to discover himself enjoying a deadly hand…

With those ten exciting brief tales of betrayal and blackmail, of homicide and revenge, manipulators and machinations, Frederick Forsyth proves once more that once it involves edge-of-your-seat storytelling, not anyone else comes shut.

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