10 Sep No Comebacks by Frederick Forsyth (). A collection of ten short stories. No first publication dates are given, which is a shame because it. A collection of taut, electrifying tales from the master of international intrigue, #1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth A wealthy philanderer. An excellent collection of short stories by Mr. Frederick Forsyth, all loaded with intrigue and ending with fiendishly clever plot twists. The ending of the.

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I thought these ancient short stories were really good. They have been tipped off that this lorry will be carrying 9, bottles of French brandy which they are planning to sell to a gang from the North of Ireland for a tidy profit.

How the dying man deprived this greedy bunch out of every cent of his, while not letting the forsgth authorities take any either, is the story, and at the risk of repetition, delightful.

Of the ten short stories, I actually have three favorites and a fourth that I loved although it has a slight flaw which may never have been pointed out in previous reviews. All things considered, Murphy realises it might be better to plead guilty to arms smuggling and get to spend some time in the relative safety of prison.

One assumes a lot about history generally by the way it is taught, and particularly about revolutions, not realising people are complex and hence so is the turn of events in any part, including revolutions. See all books by Frederick Forsyth. All the stories are excellent and no two are the same. His first full length novel, The Day of the Jackal, was published in and became an international bestseller and gained its author the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel.

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No Comebacks by Frederick Forsyth (1982)

Would certainly like to read more short stories by this author. Some poet called Pearse! Nov 29, Peregrine 12 rated it really liked it. He meets one, but unfortunately she is not only married, she explains why she won’t frexerick up her marriage until death parts her from her husband. There is the second twist even more delightful, of course, as usual with Forsyth and especially so in this collection.

Nutkin perfectly feigns horror and embarrassment and shame and says, No, nothing — oh how horrible! Feb 05, Dr.

A great book to tell your buddies about! While he has very carefully made the elaborate charade to make co,ebacks discover what he intended them to think, the nun who runs an orphanage is stunned at the delivery of the envelope and slowly breathing takes it all in, and recalls an advertisement she had seen of a mansion in Kent with its own twenty acre parkland, for sale.

He fal I thought these ancient short stories were really good. This book includes four short stories by Frederick Forsyth: Jan 05, Vijai rated it liked it Shelves: These ten stories keep you on the edge of the chair throughout, nail biting cmoebacks with a twist at the end.

A plot to overthrow the reforming leader of the Soviet Union evolves into a nailbiting crisis when the unexpected hijacking of an oil supertanker by fanatical Ukrainian terrorists looks like it might lead to the victory of the hawks in the Politburo, who are seeking a Russian invasion of Western Europe.

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Usually delivered in days? All are vast, merciless, but most awesome of all is the sea, because it moves. It is narrated by an Irishman who tells the story of a forsyfh holiday in France he took in a beaten-up car with his girlfriend Bernadette, in the early s.


See all 4 questions about No Comebacks…. Sunday, March 23, Friday, July 16, Here he transfers the snake to a coffee jar and returns the next day to the building site. Monday, March 24, Apr 08, Minnie rated it it freverick amazing. And this is where he is confronted by his disapproving gorgon of a wife, the fearful Edna.

German journalist Peter Miller goes on a quest to track down an evil former SS commandant and gets caught up in a high-level Nazi plot to help Egypt manufacture long-range missiles to attack and destroy Israel. Comment The story is an extremely uneven mix of content and styles: Plots are built carefully: A lot of the payoffs are cheap and silly.

In a flash Murphy, who has by now emerged as the bumbling lead in what has turned out to be a broadly comic tale, realises the truck driver Liam — probably in all innocence — had been carrying this consignment of weapons for the IRA in the North. Lucid prose His prose style is wonderfully clear and lucid. Refresh and try again.

Learn how your comment data is processed. My absolute favorite collection of short stories and a great forzyth by the author.

Rather a good looking lady, too.

GFrederick Forsyth is one of my favorite authors. This read was a surprise for me. I would highly recommend this book.