The Avenger


Title:                      The Avenger

Author:                 E. Phillips Oppenheim

Oppenheim, E. Phillips (1908). The Avenger. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company

LCCN:    08013951

Date Updated:  April 28, 2015

A mystery story with a profusion of ingredients ranging from political intrigue to private revenge. The book differs from other of Mr. Oppenheim’s stories in that the man who takes life, the avenger, is a most reputable citizen of London, who can’t understand why, if on the battlefield one is held blameless while taking brave men’s lives, a man who rids society of lives that breed corruption should be condemned. He has the courage of his conviction and rids the world of three decadents, consoling himself with the belief that it is a moral act.

 

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Spy Fiction and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to The Avenger

  1. Pingback: The Literature of Intelligence | Intelligence Analysis and Reporting

  2. Pingback: Topaz | Intelligence Fiction

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s