Version: Unabridged
Author: Frederick Forsyth
Narrator: Eric Conger
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Thriller
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: December 2007
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Frederick Forsyth is back with a vengeance! A heart-stopping thriller of murder, intrigue, deception, and revenge
Attorney Calvin Dexter hangs his shingle in a quiet New Jersey town, has a reasonably successful practice, and takes the hills strong while triathlon training. But Dexter is no ordinary lawyer. On Sundays, he reads the paper and shuffles around his dark, empty house, trying to forget about a life he has lost forever.
Until, of course, Dexter reads something in the papers that sends him the necessary signal. Until one of the handful who know of Dexter' s other life tries to contact him. For in a world that has forgotten right and wrong, few can settle a score like Cal Dexter can.
But the game is changing, and this time CIA agent Kevin McBride must find a way to stop Dexter before his quest for vengeance throws the world into chaos.

Reviews (4)


Written by mollie slattery on January 3rd, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The Avenger is another gem by Frederick Forsyth. Because of his background, he knows what he is writing about. Great tension and it builds well; lots of detail which I like.

action packed

Written by Jean from Santa Cruz, CA on June 4th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Forsyth wrote a very fast paced action filled story about a Viet Nam vet who goes and brings back a killer to face justice in the U.S.. His daughter was killed and his wife then committed suicide and he hunted the killers down and killed them. He felt this did not help and felt he should have brought them back to face trial and jail in the U.S. He is now for hire as the Avenger. Some of the action takes place in Serbia and some in South America. He is an expert commando and the CIA is out to stop him in this story. Eric Conger does and excellent job with the narration. Only problem was the book was too short at 5 hours.


Written by cdoss from Anaheim, CA on August 13th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Listened to the first CD but didn't keep my attention or interest. Slow start. Returned after 1st CD.

Watch those South African names!

Written by DB on September 17th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This is a great story with just enough authenticity to make it credible. The reader is good but makes a serious error in his pronunciation of the South African, Lt. du Plessis. "Du Ple-see" is correct, not "du Ple-siss." That shouldn't happen.

Author Details

Author Details

Forsyth, Frederick

Frederick Forsyth is the author of nine bestselling novels: "The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fourth Protocol, The Negotiator, The Deceiver, The Fist of God" and" Icon." He lives outside London.

"From the Paperback edition."