In this 1996 thriller, England's best, clean-cut spies Tweed, Paula Grey and Bob Newman are on the trail of billionnaire Leopold Brazil, a communications tycoon. Tweed suspects he has a major world-threatening plan after seeing photographs of a rogue satellite being launched.
Brazil, with a base in Switzerland and a residence in Dorset, England, hides behind heavies and devious lawyers alike. Tweed's trail takes him and his team to Dorset, Geneva, Zurich and also the Swiss Valais canton. Paula Grey is almost kidnapped, and battle erupts on a mountainside when Brazil's plan to disable global communications and bring back Russia as a leading world power gets under way.
Can Tweed and co. stop Brazil. You will surely guess the ending . . . or will you? Add to the plot a mystery assassin called the Motorman and Eve Warner, a disgruntled accomplice of Brazil's who nobody can trust and you have a surefire Forbes classic.
One of his best of his later novels.
THE STONE LEOPARD
Can Tweed stop Dr Goslar, the inventor of the "supreme weapon", before it`s too late?
Tweed fought the doctor ten years before, and lost. If he fails this time then it will mean death for a hundred million people or more.
An assassination attempt on the President of the Republic; rumours circulating of an impending coup d`etat and a dying man whispering a codename - "The Leopard".
Prefect of the Paris police, Marc Grelle guesses there`s a connection that could tear France apar An assassination attempt on the President of the Republic;
A top-notch espionage mystery very typical of Colin Forbes, whose plots keep one guessing until the very end as to the answers and outcomes of well-crafted.
Book ISBN: 0-330-34354-8 & 0-330-24817-0
Book Pages: 850
Book Edition: 1996 & 1997
Book Publisher: Pan books
Book Cover: Origiinal
Country of Origin: UK
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