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By Stealth
A thrilling action-adventure featuring England's finest spies Tweed, Paula Grey and Bob Newman. In this classic Forbes suspenser, the Chinese are planning a massive silent invasion of the UK using the latest in military technology - stealth warships, with the aid of a renegade British Army brigadier. Tweed and colleagues race across Europe to prevent the invasion and uncover a secret as to who is helping the bad guys plan the invasion....
Cover Story
International foreign correspondent-turned MI6 agent Bob Newman is out for revenge after he sees a film of his wife Alexis being brutally murdered. He travels across Europe to Scandinavia in search of her killers. His colleagues Tweed and Pete Nield try to locate Newman but also stumble upon a high-profile defector to the Soviets by the name of Adam Procane, but who is he really?...
Double Jeopardy
Excellent suspenser in which four world leaders are scheduled to travel by train from Paris to Vienna for a peace summit. Two evil organisations are out to hijack the train and destabilise Europe for the own right-wing and communist interests - who will get to the politicians first? It is up to British secret agents Martel and Tweed, in his first outing, to stop the threat....
Janus Man
This is one of the earlier novels in a series featuring Tweed and his team of spies with the SIS. Tweed thinks he has a traitor among his spy chiefs and goes to Germany where one of his top agents has been betrayed and murdered. As usual the enemy is looking for a way to kill Tweed. This time they entice him to the home of philanthropist Dr. Berlin. Tweed is not so na´ve however, and has made himself a target to draw out the traitor. Tweed then disc...

Forbes booklist

No Mercy
British Intelligence chief Tweed is approached by Superintendent Buchanan of Scotland Yard to help him with the case of an amnesiac man found in the centre of London, who has said just three words: "I witnessed murder." Tweed and his assistant Paula Gray collect the man, named Michael for convenience, from an exclusive clinic in London's Harley Street. Michael leads the pair to a remote mansion on Dartmoor, where the resident, business executive Larry Vo...
Precipice
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...
Rhinoceros
The latest outing for Britain's finest, clean-cut MI6 agents Tweed, Paula Grey and Bob Newman finds them up against the Elite Club, an organisation bent on causing terror attacks and riots across Europe in order for a right-wing dictatorship to seize control of the EU. Using refugees and a professional assassin called Mr Blue, chaos ensues but soon MI6's best are on the case. But who is Mr Blue? How does Swiss banker Oskar Vernon fit into the Elite Club ...
Shockwave
British secret agent Tweed is on the run after being framed for a brutal murder he did not commit. Only he has the key to the SHOCKWAVE defence computer system which can guarantee the safety of NATO, which is hijacked whilst being shipped across the Atlantic. Can Tweed's assistants Paula Grey, Bob Newman and ace MI6 sniper Marler clear Tweed's name and stop the hijacking?...
Target Five
Keith Beaumont, an ace British Arctic troubleshooter and scientific expert is despatched to research base Target-5 on the icepack near Greenland to intercept a Soviet defector named Gorov. The defector is carrying secret documents detailing a submarine defence network. The contents could upset the balance of world power, so when Beaumont and Gorov are tailed by Soviet troops, they must head towards the edge of the ice pack in a perilous journey. This is ...
The Cauldron
The head of the world's largest conglomerate, Vincent Bernard Moloch, invents a new kind of powerful explosive which he wishes to sell to the MIddle East fundamentalists at a price. To demonstrate its capability, his associates threaten to cause a major California earthquake. With the help of CIA director Cord Dillon, England's best secret agents Tweed, Paula Grey, Bob Newman and assorted collagues tackle this Moloch character, but will they get to him b...

Colin Forbes list of books

The Cell
The Cell in the title of this book refers to a cell or group of Al-Qa'eda terrorists planning an attack in England which will be more horrific that the September 11 incident in New York. Colin Forbes keeps the action coming in this latest adventure featuring Tweed and his team of SIS agents. There are three missing persons in the first few chapters all with information about the group or their leader. The suspects are mostly from the same small villa...
The Greek Key
In 1944, three British Army Commandos commit a brutal murder. Forty-three years later, the crime is still unsolved, save for one detective's obsession with the case. Then in Greece, British MI6 agent Harry Masterson is pushed off a cliff and dies. When the commandos learn of this, they are in a state of terror. The Greek underground communist movement has united with Russian anti-Glasnost followers and use the commandos as a British contact, much to thei...
The Palermo Ambush
Major Petrie lands a sabotage team to blow up an Italian train ferry, in connection with the allied invasion of Sicily, during WWII. ...
The Sisterhood
Europe faces a grave threat of invasion from a Middle Eastern terrorist leader, who is massing troops in Iraq and basing himself in Eastern Europe. In order to prevent the attack, the enemy's organisations must be infiltrated. Enter England's finest secret agents Tweed, Paula Grey, Bob Newman and assorted colleagues who track the terrorists across Europe but are under threat themselves by the Sisterhood, a group of hired female assassins protecting the t...
The Stockholm Syndicate
Jules Beaurain heads the clandestine anti-terrorist organisation TELESCOPE. In their greatest challenge yet, the Belgium-based organisation is pitted against the Syndicate, a corrupt group of renegade industrialists bent on destabilising Europe by means of terrorist attacks. The TELESCOPE organisation travels to Sweden to investigate after evidence pinpoints the Syndicate there....
The Stone Leopard
Marc Grelle, prefect of the Paris police, uncovers plans by hardline saboteurs to overthrow the government of France....

Colin Forbes novels

The Vorpal Blade
An investigation into a number of horrific and apparently disconnected murders sweeps Tweed across the world. ...
This United State
Britain is in danger. The Prime Minister has been assassinated. Paula Grey rescues a key American from a brutal attempt on his life. Is a giant power determined to absorb Britain into its own system? Enemies flood into the country. The noose tightens. What is the role of enigmatic Sharon Mandeville, glamorous millionairess? Grim Ed Osborne flies in from Washington - with the villainous Jake Ronstadt and his troop of henchmen. Newman sees an informa...
Tramp in Armour
In 1940, only the Brith Expeditionary Force stands between the enemy and the coast. And the German 14th Panzer unit is about to close the reaching the coast. But one British tank, is coming up behind the German lines, to attack the German Panzer Division....
Whirlpool
A huge banking concern called INCUBUS is developing its influence into Eastern bloc nations, including Russia. When it is learned that this concern may be using rather unconventional methods of intrusion, for instance terrorism and blackmail, Britain's best SIS agents Tweed, Paula Grey and Bob Newman are sent to investigate. Great, well-described Scandinavian locales and an original story idea make this thriller well worth reading....