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The Main Chance (Tweed & Co. #23)

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At the urgent plea of a friend, Tweed and his team put their own lives at risk as they investigate the murder of the formidable matriarch of the most powerful bank in Europe. A dangerous secret is unearthed which proves that the bank's origins were linked to a brutal crime many years before.
Paperback, 370 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Pocket, (first published 2005)
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Aug 19, 2012 David rated it liked it
I still keep reading these even though I do not think they are well written and Forbes is a master of over description.
Jan 06, 2014 Siddharth rated it it was ok
Shelves: thrillers
The writing is quite amateurish with several incidents seeming implausible. For a plot set in the modern era, the absence of technology is conspicuous by its absence.
Oct 25, 2016 Paul rated it liked it
Fast-paced, with some twist. Forbes does well for once to add in a number of characters with duplicitous personalities. However, as ever Forbes has over-simplified things. All "coincidences" are tied-up, so long as they have a bearing on the case, but those that may be related, but ultimately aren't, aren't even questioned by the characters. These books have lost their initial attraction, as Tweed is now just a detective of the Yard in all but name. Hopefully, Forbes' final novel 'The Savage ...more
Jul 02, 2008 Karen rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller
Bella Main is worried about attempts from a ruthless European Banker, the mysterious Calouste Doubenkian, to take over the immensely rich and totally private bank that she heads. When Bella offers Tweed the job of Chief Administrator of the Main Chance Bank he declines, but the visit to the mysterious manor house Bank Headquarters deep in a dense fir forest in Southern Britain stays with Tweed and Paula.

When Bella Main is brutally murdered, Tweed's SIS team is immediately called in to track down
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Jul 11, 2008 Rob & Liz rated it liked it
Fast paced thiller in a detective story that crosses England and Europe and shows how the bank was originally created by stolen gold bars in 1912.
In the interim , almost every chapter has somebody being murdered in a grusome way.
The characters of Tweed SIA are quite interesting and form a good team.

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Apr 14, 2016 Mélodie Herbas rated it it was ok
I don't think it is a really bad book but I didn't enjoy it. I found that there are too many repeated sentences through the book which weighed it. The plot is ok but nothing extraordinary and the outcome is strange and not very well written. It was my first book from this author and I don't think I will read any of his other books.
Abhishek Prakash
Jun 05, 2015 Abhishek Prakash rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-i-own, default
coming to think of it, dres nt mch diffrnce btw colin forbs n franklin w dixon's hardy boys series..nw comin to d book...
fairy tale plot, wid a team made of d peopl who r d best in deir ....d writing is so amateurish dat u want to quit reading at serious writing..losse plot..twists n turns lyk evrything being served on a plate....
my recomndation
Kevin Chilvers
Oct 08, 2014 Kevin Chilvers rated it did not like it
I don't know what went wrong with this book but I found the plot and especially the ending unbelievable.
Jun 07, 2016 Manoj rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Colin Forbes' signature style of writing from the word go. For a engrossed novel reader, the novel tends to be a little predictable, but otherwise a good read.
Mar 19, 2011 Orlok rated it did not like it
Really couln't get into this book, and in only about the 3rd or 4th time in my life, stopped reading before the end.
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Raymond Harold Sawkins was a British novelist, who mainly published under the pseudonym Colin Forbes, but also as Richard Raine, Jay Bernard and Harold English. He only published three of his first books under his own name.Sawkins wrote over 40 books, mostly as Colin Forbes. He was most famous for his long-running series of thriller novels in which the principal character is Tweed, Deputy Director ...more
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