Editorial Reviews. Review. “Masterful.”–Kirkus Reviews. “Spellbindingten Forsyths for the Look inside this book. No Comebacks by [Forsyth, Frederick]. Whether his subject is assassination by stealth, the cruel confidence trick or the cold shock of coincidence, Frederick Forsyth is never less than compulsive, the. No Comebacks by Frederick Forsyth (). A collection of ten short stories. No first publication dates are given, which is a shame because it.

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The son of a furrier, he was born in Ashford, Comebacis, educated at Tonbridge School and later attended the University of Granada. The Emperorto a large extent, is a story of an old man and the sea. That is why they are called automatics. There Are Some Days when foreyth, but absolutely nothing, happens to go as planned. No Comeback is a compilation of ten stories by the master story teller.

No Comebacksis the first of the ten stories and is about a rich man who falls head over heels in love with a married woman. Oct 02, Pages. Those who deny individual rights, cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

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He now has to deal with the driver, the comrades in theft and the truck – he takes the truck, and not being used to drive one with a trailer has an accident compounded by a police car driving up right at the time he was planning to get away from the angry farmer he was unfortunate enough to collide with. All the krimi stories were really impressive with surprising end.

But her unscrupulous lover decides not to wait for natural death. You have to be prepared to swallow the complete implausibility of the events, to enjoy the climactic scenes they lead up to. The old man resists all attempts by the council to move him from his home. And so he gets his court hearing where he can declare his innocence while saying frederck he likes about the reporter – and since he speaks from the dock, it is not liable to action from the reporter or the newspaper.


I believe that anyone would enjoy you can short stories even if they are not spy enthusiasts. Well worth a read. Hanley is, of course, a gentle giant with a heart of gold. Forsjth stories, all masterfully crafted and well written by a smooth literary hand that never eases up the excitement. Frederick Forsyth is the author of fifteen novels and short story collections. Putnam’s Sons October 2, Comebaks As one would expect from Forsyth, the stories in this collection often have either a violent or malicious undercurrent to them or explore the inner recesses of man’s psyche.

The police arrive on the scene before he can flee and, when they examine some of the bags of fertiliser which have tumbled out of the trailer — discover the snouts of a bazooka and machine guns poking out of the bags. Mar 23, Douglas Lord rated it it was amazing. Very hard men from this organisation insist on knowing whether there was foul play and so force the authorities to hold a second, in-depth post-mortem comebxcks inquest to decisively ascertain the cause fredericj death — which I thought Forsyth might use to somehow implicate Harkishan, who would then come to a very sticky end at the hands of the UVF.

View all 5 comments. So it appears that all his money is going to forayth unworthy hands.

Who could ask for anything more? The family freeerick a private detective who tracks down the evidence to show that Hanson spent all the ready cash from his assets freedrick platinum, which he converted — in a workshop built at his Kent mansion — into a casket of great weight… at which point the sister and brother-in-law forsytth awful son realise the dreadful truth burst out shouting and wailing — the sadistic so-and-so made them throw his fortune away: Pick this book if you are broke at a second hand mart to satiate that month-end yearning for a dose of fiction.

But, he is a wealthy man. And the middle aged man with no physically great strength or shape won’t give up, struggling with the emperor for hours through the day.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The tales are always fascinating and compelling. Crime never pays though, or does it? Comebakcs most of the time it is just frustrating, for Murphy and his comrades the series of co-incidences just prove to be too much.


Does he manage to bring in the same detailing like he does in his regular thrillers?

Did you already read it? Gaurav on Willful blindness. Then he finds the nearest police constable and turns himself in, insisting at the police station that a crime has been committed and insisting he is charged.

He finds this to be easier said than done. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. We are experiencing technical difficulties. The other stories had such a reminiscent flavor of O. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Got an old copy, which I never would swap!

No Comebacks by Frederick Forsyth (1982)

The characters are paper thin. The Adjustment Bureau Movie Review. There are very few books, this included, that give you the feeling of pure enjoyment.

How the dying man deprived this greedy bunch out of every cent of his, while not letting the tax authorities take any either, is the story, and at the risk of repetition, delightful. Email Address never made public. His doctor tells him he has incurable bowel cancer and 6 months to live. It details how a wealthy man who knows he is suffering from terminal cancer keeps his wealth away from both Inland Revenue as well as his relatives.

While she likes Mark, she is not-so-happily married to Major Archie Summers and has no wish to separate from her husband as long as death do them part. Suddenly it becomes a murder enquiry and Forsyth launches into another detailed account of all the personnel and procedures who are now called into action forensic police, coroner, more police to cordon the area, murder squad, and so on.