The Veteran : Thriller Short Stories Paperback
A collection of five heart-stopping stories from the master thriller writer. A miracle in war-torn Siena that begins with the persecution of a young nun in the turbulent days of the sixteenth century and culminates in the bitter German retreat from Italy; a drug smuggling heist on an international flight where the Knock pit their wits against the smugglers; a brural urban murder, where a brilliant QC decides to defend the killers, resulting in a startling justice; an incandescent art scam at a famous London auction house, and a brilliantly plotted revenge that shatters the elegant world of the Old Masters - each story is a remarkable tour de force. And above all here is a brilliant novella, 'Whispering Wind', which begins with the single survivor of Custer's Last Stand at the battle of Little Big Horn.
Then follows the rescue from rape and murder of a Cheyenne girl and a flight across the mountains and forests of the West, ending in a savage present-day manhunt in the wild lands of Montana.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/09/2002
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780552149235
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Review by Ameise1
This was a completely other Forsyth than I've read before. It contains five stories which have one in common: justice for the little man. In the first story <i>The Veteran</i> the police is searching for the identity of a victim and to put the responsible persons behind the bars. Unfortunately, a famous lawyer is freeing the two evil ones, but the end serves justice. <i>The Art of the Manner</i> shows how simple people came to their money. Important art dealers are beaten at their own game. It's a very amusing story. <i>The Miracle</i> is a story with a religious touch. A miracle which took place 1944 in Siena and nobody is able to explain how this events could have taken place <i>The Citizen</i> shows that the best planning for a crime always has a hole. It took me until the very last page to find out the puzzle - very well written. Last but not least <i>Whispering Wind</i> which is starting 1876 and is leading the main character into 1977. Ben Craig is a scout who serves under General Custer at the Little Bighorn (06-25-1876) where he helps a young Cheyenne girl flee from the soldiers and where he finds her soul again 100 years later. It's a wonderful story.