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by Peter Wickham,Colin Forbes

  • ISBN: 1445014246
  • Category: Thriller & Mystery
  • Author: Peter Wickham,Colin Forbes
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
  • Other formats: azw lrf txt azw
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Isis Audio Books; Unabridged edition edition (August 1, 2011)
  • FB2 size: 1230 kb
  • EPUB size: 1990 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
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The Main Chance book. Colin Forbes, Peter Wickham (Narrator). He only published three of his first books under his own name. Sawkins wrote over 40 books, mostly as Colin Forbes

The Main Chance book. Sawkins wrote over 40 books, mostly as Colin Forbes. He was most famous for his long-running series of thriller novels in which the principal character is Tweed, Deputy Director Raymond Harold Sawkins was a British novelist, who mainly published under the pseudonym Colin Forbes, but also as Richard Raine, Jay Bernard and Harold English.

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This time, Tweed and his team are contacted by Bella Main, the 84-year-old owner of the Main Chance bank.

He writes a novel every year. This time, Tweed and his team are contacted by Bella Main, the 84-year-old owner of the Main Chance bank. Tweed, Paula and the rest of the team start investigating the Main and Chance families who live in a large mansion in "The Forest". Meanwhile, the villain and his assistant try to kill Tweed and more dead bodies turn up.

Forbes has obsessively tracked the wealth of America’s richest people for the past 33 years. Following the money has led us to some remarkable stories of strivers, iconoclasts and innovators. Visionaries like Chuck Feeney, The Billionaire Who Is Trying To Go Broke, and larger-than-life personalities like party-loving billionaire Stewart Rahr, the self-professed Number One King Of All Fun.

I'm not allowed to disclose that. Buchanan's mood became more light-hearted. As assistant you will have Chief Inspector Hammer. Paula groaned, turned to Newman, who had been comforting her when the news about Bella had been first announced. Old Hammerhead,' she rasped well above a whisper. I'm very short of senior detective officers,' Buchanan said, turning to shake a friendly finger at Paula

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Loyalties are tested to the limit in this topical, fast-paced, highly tense new thriller from Colin Forbes. The free online library containing 500000+ books. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device

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One of the highly successful novel series written by author Colin Forbes was titled as ‘Tweed & C.

Hardcover Paperback Kindle. Colin Forbes was the pen name used by the famous British author Raymond Harold Sawkins for writing his mystery and thriller novels. He also made use of other pen names such as Richard Paine, Harold English, and Jay Bernard throughout his writing career. One of the highly successful novel series written by author Colin Forbes was titled as ‘Tweed & C. It consists of a total of 24 books published between the years 1982 and 2006. All the novels of the series feature the lead character in the form of Tweed and his team consisting of Bob Newman and Paula Gray, all of whom worked for a British intelligence agency called as SIS.

8 24 5 Author: Colin Forbes. At the urgent plea of his old friend, Commander Buchanan of Scotland Yard, Tweed, once ace detective, now Deputy Chief SIS, visits Mrs Bella Main, formidable matriarch controlling the Main Chance, the most powerful private bank in Europe. Bella tells Tweed and Paula Grey, his assistant, that she has refused an enormous offer from Calouste Gubenkian, the most ruthless and villainous man in Europe.

At the urgent plea of a friend, SIS Deputy Chief Tweed visits Bella Main, formidable matriarch of the Main Chance, the most powerful private bank in Europe. She tells him that she has refused an enormous offer from the villainous Calouste Doubenkian. Within days she is dead, and Tweed and Paula Grey return to investigate an atrocious murder. At Hengistbury HQ, based in a huge Elizabethan manor hidden in The Forest, Tweed is reacquainted with the two families that have run the bank for generations: the arrogant, slippery Marshal Main, co-director with his brother, Warner Chance, who is quieter and harder to read, and their children. Tweed detects hatred between the two families, unearthing deceit and dangerous secrets as he mingles with these strange characters. Then the news arrives that Calouste is in England. A second murder is committed and a battle ensues between Tweed's team and Calouste's killers - the race is on to prevent yet another murder.
Reviews about The Main Chance (7):
Wizard
I love her work. have not read this one yet
Awene
I read my first Colin Forbes over 20 yrs ago. He introduced me to this exciting genre. About 5 years ago I swore I wouldn't read another - the writing was lazy, the descriptions tired and the dialogue outdated. Shame I didn't remember before I bought this one. Nothing has changed.
Wenaiand
Writing is not up to his usual standard
Opimath
Highly disjointed plot , very average writing.
Ceck
Excellent read very exciting characters. Not enough of Colin Forbes books available in English on ebooks - more please

Delcie
Erthai
Having read "The Cell" and "The Vorpal Blade", I didn't have very high expectations for "The Main Chance". But it turned out to be quite enjoyable.

This time, Tweed and his team are contacted by Bella Main, the 84-year-old owner of the Main Chance bank. She has been approached by a villainous businessman who wants to buy her bank, so Bella Main wants Tweed to come work for her to protect her. Tweed politely refuses, and before long, Bella Main is murdered. Tweed, Paula and the rest of the team start investigating the Main and Chance families who live in a large mansion in "The Forest". Meanwhile, the villain and his assistant try to kill Tweed and more dead bodies turn up.

While "The Cell" had our protagonists running back and forth between different locations while nothing interesting happened, and "The Vorpal Blade" had such big continutity errors I was wondering if Colin Forbes was getting senile, "The Main Chance" kept the pace up and held my interest throughout. Still, it wasn't very suspenseful and the dialogue was sometimes awkward, but an enjoyable read nonetheless.
Marilbine
Its only a fairly average book. If you want a change from your favorite author once in a while, this maybe a good change.

PROS
- The pace of the book flowed quite quickly.

CONS
- Not enough fresh was being put into the main characters, especially in terms of their postings and empowerments in the SIS
(Having read some other reviews, I am not sure could this be due to the inadequate knowledge of the author).

- As the plot was supposed to be related to banking, more details should have been given to the industry to educate the readers. Again, this is lacking.

- Change of scene was not being done smoothly, leaving the readers confused.

- Plot was too predictable.
There was a sub-plot that was only revealed at the last few page which i believe was meant to be the final "suspense" (Not very impressive).

CONCLUSION
I will give it a 2 star as its still readable.
Paula Grey and Deputy Director of the SIS Tweed are on their way to Hengitsbury Manor, a weird area to house the headquarters of the Main Chance Bank. It is a completely independent bank with no shares on the Stock Exchange and controlled by a woman called Bella Main. Indeed the government thinks that there is something funny about that bank. So Tweed and Paula are on the outlook for money-launderers, terrorist funds and robbery proceeds and they're quite surprised when Bella Main announces that billionaire Calouste Doubenkian, an oil magnate from the Balkans, offers a huge sum to buy the Main Chance.

The tension starts building up when Paula and Tweed are missed but for a few inches by a massive left-hand caterpillar track revolving like a terrible machine just as they are about to approach Hengitsbury Manor...

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