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Forbes, Colin 1923-2006

Works: 197 works in 1,010 publications in 14 languages and 16,698 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Suspense fiction  Spy stories  Fantasy fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6069.A94, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Colin Forbes
Avalanche express by Colin Forbes( Book )

34 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A special team of British and American agents help a high-ranking member of the Soviet Politburo to defect to the West and are pursued across Europe by the KGB
The stone leopard by Colin Forbes( Book )

53 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An assassination attempt on the President of the Republic, rumors circulating of an impending coup d'état, 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 apart
Cover story by Colin Forbes( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Polish and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A top Washington official is about to defect. The next presidential election is only two months away, and it's the last thing the US government wants. But they don't know who he is. In London, Tweed watches and waits, and as the situation grows, he must move fast before the cover story is blown
Target five by Colin Forbes( Book )

33 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in German and English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Arctic expert obtains a secret list of Soviet submarine stations and attempts to escape with it without being captured
Year of the golden ape by Colin Forbes( Book )

41 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterminding a plan to destroy Israel, Sheik Gamal Tafak has hired professional terrorists - including LeCat, the French Killer, and Winter, the enigmatic Englishman. The action races from Cairo to Hamburg, Paris, London and California. The worldwide consipracy unfolds. Russia and the West are stunned. A super-tanker bound for San Francisco is hi-jacked, armed with a nuclear bomb. The extremists sail for the Golden Gate bridge, threatening to annihilate America's most beautiful city
The Stockholm syndicate by Colin Forbes( Book )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two powerful organizations are hell-bent on destroying one another. One is the Stockholm Syndicate, which for two years has terrorized the Western world, acquiring "members" and financial backers via blackmail, terrorism, or the lure of rewards
Terminal by Colin Forbes( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is Terminal and why are the British so desperate to find out? There is a mysterious hitman in Switzerland and a terrible secret behind the barbed wire of the Berne Clinic, guarded by dogs and the Swiss army, and the people trying to investigate keep getting murdered
Tramp in armor by Colin Forbes( Book )

12 editions published between 1900 and 2005 in English and Slovenian and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 34-year-old British tank commander must escape from the Germans and keep his rendevous at Dunkirk
No mercy by Colin Forbes( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple request becomes a nightmare. One by one, four brutally ravaged skeletons are discovered. Two of them on Dartmoor, near the mansion of Drago Volkanian, Armenian founder of a giant supermarket chain -- and an armaments plant
The savage gorge by Colin Forbes( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It started with a scream of terror from the desperate girl ... Tweed and Paula take over the brutal murder case of two attractive women from plodding Chief Inspector Reebeck. A clue leads them to a remote rural country controlled by 'Pit Bull': human and dangerous. They meet his weird family: 'daughter' Margot: shrewd, unstable; his daughter Sable; his son Lance: well-mannered, observant; Mrs Shipton: grim housekeeper and Marius Lepke: a huge Cajun brought over by Pit Bull from New Orleans. Tweed explores the local peculiar village, meets local gossip, Mrs Grout. They visit the strange town of Gunners Gorge, bloodstained by Cromwell long ago. More murders are committed. 'NOT the work of a serial killer, ' Tweed insists. 'I sense something very big ... ' Is the key isolated Findel Square in the heart of London, HQ of OTRANTO, oil giant owned by devious womanizer Neville Guile? Tweed and Paula continue their non-stop race to solve the diabolical mystery. Time is not on their side
The leader and the damned by Colin Forbes( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1943 Hitler was at the height of his powers. At his side constantly was Martin Bormann, On his mind constantly was the war against the beleagured might of Stalin's Russia."--Back cover
The heights of Zervos by Colin Forbes( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and Polish and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is April 1941 and the German army is invading Greece. The monastery on the Zervos Mountain dominates the only escape route for the small British expeditionary force. Only four men can prevent the oncoming Nazis overrunning Zervos; a Greek patriot, 2 British soldiers and a professional saboteur
The main chance by Colin Forbes( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Within days of their visit Bella is murdered. Tweed and Paula return to investigate the atrocious act. The bank's HQ is based in a huge Elizabethan manor hidden in The Forest, a vast area in the deep south of England. Tweed has already met members of the two families, run by their forefathers for generations. Was Bella murdered by one of them or is it the work of the vicious Calouste? The movement never stops, changing to Calouste's Chateau Les Rochers in the Belgian Ardennes. A ferocious battle takes place. Two more murders are committed at the manor. Tweed and Paula race to tiny Seacove on the rugged Cornish coast to prevent another murder. Finally, Tweed proves the Bank, founded in 1912, was based on a brutal crime all those years ago
This united state by Colin Forbes( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forbes deals with the results of the assassination of the Prime Minister, leaving the island state--Britain--in mortal danger. His protagonist, Paula Grey, saves an important American from a brutal attempt on his life, which seems to be part of a strategy by a giant power to absorb Britain into its own system. And the country is soon under threat from legions of enemies, including the malign Jake Ronstadt and his troop of henchmen. The narrative hurtles towards a dramatic climax on Romney Marsh as an invading naval task force approaches Britain. This is the kind of labyrinthine plot in which a moment's inattention on the part of the reader will leave them adrift. But Forbes more than repays our close attention, and even if some of the characters here are conventionally drawn, there's no denying the ambition and skill
Rhinoceros by Colin Forbes( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drie Britse terroristenbestrijders binden de strijd aan tegen een uiterst bloedig complot om dictaturen te vestigen in de voornaamste Westerse democratieën
The cell by Colin Forbes( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for a frightening murderer leads Tweed and his two colleagues, Paula Grey and Bob Newman, to travel the world once again. This time they join forces with Jules Beaurain, an old friend of Tweed's and an ex-police officer from Belgium. The team encounters numerous threats, any of which could devastate London
The cauldron by Colin Forbes( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body of a woman, washed ashore on the Californian coast, is found by Paula Grey. Weeks later, another woman's body floats into the rugged coast of Cornwall. Shown a photograph, Paula is stunned to realise that it is the same dead woman she hauled out of the water six thousand miles away
Sinister tide by Colin Forbes( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tweed must track down Dr Goslar, inventor of the supreme weapon. The trail of the mysterious doctor moves from London to Paris where a savage assassin surfaces. Between these two enemies, the rival factions of French, American and British security services, Tweed has his hands full
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Alternative Names

controlled identityBernard, Jay, 1923-2006

controlled identityRaine, Richard, 1923-2006

controlled identitySawkins, Raymond, 1923-2006

Bernard, Jay.

Bernard, Jay 1923-2006

Forbes, C.

Forbes, Colin 1923-2006

Forbes, Colin pseud

Forbes, Colin Pseud. de Raymond H. Sawkins

Raine, Richard.

Raine, Richard 1923-2006

Raine, Richard, Pseud. de Raymond H. Sawkins

Sawkins, Raymond.

Sawkins, Raymond H.

Sawkins, Raymond H. 1923-

Sawkins, Raymond H., 1923-2006

Sawkins, Raymond Harold.

Sawkins Raymond Harold 1923-2006

フォーブズ, コリン

The stone leopardCover storyTarget fiveYear of the golden apeThe Stockholm syndicateTerminalTramp in armorNo mercy