Avenger by Frederick Forsyth

By Frederick Forsyth

A tender American reduction volunteer, Ricky Colenso, is brutally murdered in former Yugoslavia. His grandfather, the Canadian billionaire Steven Edmond, is bent on revenge. the hunt to discover Ricky's assassin leads Edmond to Cal Dexter, ex-Vietnam targeted Forces, the only guy who may perhaps deliver the killer to justice. yet what begins as a private, family tragedy quickly explodes right into a terrifying drama at the centre degree of global terrorism. From the battlefield of Vietnam through war-torn Serbia to the jungles of significant the USA, "Avenger" is jam-packed with riveting element, breathtaking motion and political suspense, whereas in Cal Dexter we meet an unforgettable hero within the such a lot dynamic Forsyth culture.

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149 The selection of such people to staff the JIB indicates that it was designed to perform from the outset. Taking time to train new staff was not desirable; retaining those available and fit for purpose was key. This is indicative of the importance attached to the JIB’s mission. It is apparent that many believed the continuation of the ISTD, MEW, and IS(O)’s work was of crucial importance to future defence issues and was best examined centrally, by the most experienced 143 Strong, Intelligence at the Top, 223.

27 Wark, The Ultimate Enemy, 159. 28 Hinsley, British Intelligence in the Second World War, 1: 31–2. 29 Hinsley, British Intelligence in the Second World War, 1: 33. ’30 And with the outbreak of war MEW intelligence served two purposes: support for economic warfare, and studying the economic condition of Germany. 31 Initially, the Blockade Branch was the priority. 33 It received an overwhelming amount of intelligence from a variety of sources, all of which had to be collated. 34 They also studied the movement of contraband, and cooperated with other agencies in working to counter it.

83 The proposals were considered a ‘rough outline’, and the final outcome was quite different in several respects. It was, for example, suggested that the Bureau would be under SIS Director ‘C’s’ control, as the Bureau would draw most of its information from SIS and GCHQ; the eventual arrangement was a Director who sat on the JIC and subordinate to the Minister of Defence. But most significant is the omission of a serious discussion of the future of economic intelligence, which was, as noted, a pressing concern.

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