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Vendetta for the Saint (Simon Templar 'The Saint' #40)

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In which Simon Templar, alias The Saint, that Robin Hood of Modern Crime, pursues a strangely impersonal vendetta which takes him to Sicily and pits him against the Black Hand of the mafiosi....

It all started one day while Simon Templar was relaxing at a sumtuous midday meal in Naples only to have his lobster alla Vesuvio interrupted by a brawl. An English tourist had casu
Paperback, Charter Books 86105-9, 280 pages
Published July 1st 1979 by Charter Communications, Inc. (first published 1964)
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Oct 09, 2015 Rachel rated it really liked it
Quite enjoyable, even if I did get two female characters mixed up (which is saying something when there were only three females in the whole book.) The Bugatti was very nice ^_^
Timothy Boyd
Very good spy adventure book. These books came before the TV series. Good reads, recommended
Simon Mcleish
Jan 05, 2013 Simon Mcleish rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
Originally published on my blog here in November 2001.

The first full length Saint novel for some years turns out to mark an end point in the series; with the next book, the stories are lifted from the TV series rather than the other way around. As the title indicates, it pits Simon Templar against the Mafia in Sicily; when he witnesses a tourist rebuffed in a Neapolitan restaurant after asking an innocent question and then hears that the man has been murdered the next morning, he is convinced th
Bruce Blanchard
May 28, 2016 Bruce Blanchard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Saint Novel Returns With Speed and Intriguing Plot

To my friend who claimed the Saint in the writings of the wonderful hand of Leslie Charteris was losing it's appeal, I wholeheartedly agree with you that Vendetta is a marvelous return to the stories. Vendetta For the Saint marks a return to the novels with the marvelous captions describing the sections of the book. This is very reminiscent of The Saint in New York. There he faced The Mob and here the dreaded Mafioso, the Mafia. Certain eleme
Jul 12, 2014 Mark rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Saint fans and those who prefer the gentleman hero's of days gone by
Simon Templar is visiting Italy when through his fault he outs a friend on a undercover job. As a result the Saint takes up his battle against the Maffia on their hometurf Sicily.
It is perhaps a less romantic adventure and more a race for time and his life. At the end he still lives but gets a warning.......
But after all he is the Saint and lives a live of adventure.

A great thriller that is a page turner and different in that the Saint has to have all his wits at 100% because his fight is this t
Linnea Gelland
Jun 01, 2015 Linnea Gelland rated it liked it
An alright book, not great by far, but enjoyable. Especially the extremely long, often laughable sentences and neckbreaking associations. That Simon hardly has any weaknesses whatsoever is something you just have to be patient with. Or smile at.
Duncan McCurdie
Jun 17, 2015 Duncan McCurdie rated it really liked it
The Saint does it again! This time he takes on the Sicilian Mafia. He is as usual perfect and witty but likeable. Good fun.
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Simon Templar was almost as cool as James Bond.
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Born Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin, Leslie Charteris was a half-Chinese, half English author of primarily mystery fiction, as well as a screenwriter. He was best known for his many books chronicling the adventures of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint."
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