by Frederick Forsyth
I have to admit that this audio book was chosen only because I was desperate for something I hadn’t already heard/read for the daily commute. Oh, but what an excellent choice this turned out to be.
The Veteran is a collection of five longish short stories that absolutely grab you from the very beginning of each selection. The stories are as varied as their locale – from the seedy side of London to the mountains of Montana. Forsyth is a master at crafting stories with intricate plots which are populated with wonderfully developed characters in which the choice of the setting becomes almost a primary character. The suspense and mystery, along with the occasional ‘O. Henry’ like twists of plot, caused me to linger longer in the car, maybe even going the long way home in order to continue listening.