By Frederick Forsyth
First Published: 1982
Some stories also date from 1972, 1973 and 1979.
|This is a compilation of short stories by Frederick Forsyth. These ten stories are:|
- No Comebacks
A rich philanderer plans to kill the husband of the woman he loves.
- There are no Snakes in Ireland
An Indian student plans revenge against his tormenting employer.
- The Emperor
A banker wins a holiday to Mauritius, and ends up battling a great fish to the death on a game fishing trip.
- There are Some Days...
Murphy has planned a hijacking to give tens of thousands of pounds' worth of French brandy, but nothing is going well.
- Money with Menaces
A businessman finds himself in a situation of blackmail after spending a lunch break with a prostitute.
- Used in Evidence
The demolition of an old man's house uncovers a dead body.
A businessman is libelled in a newspaper, but plans an unconventional method of bringing this to the public's attention.
A chance encounter in France leads to the resurrection of old memories.
"It has been pointed out to me that the following story is out of character with the others in this collection and fits into no category. It is pure idiosyncrasy on my part, but I have decided to include it anyway. It was told to me by an Irish friend and he swore it was absolutely true and had happened to him. For this reason, unlike all the other stories, I have elected to tell it in the first person.
- A Careful Man
A millionaire with terminal cancer must now make a will. But to whom should his wealth be left?
- Sharp Practice
A judge engages in a game of poker with two other passengers on the train, without knowing anything about them.