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The Main Chance

The Main Chance

(2005)
(Book 23 in the Tweed and Co series)
A novel by

 
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, richest 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 by a unique method. 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. There is the arrogant, slippery Marshal Main, co-director of the bank with his brother, the calculating Warner Chance; Marshal's brilliant, attractive daughter, Lavinia; Crystal, Warner's wild daughter and Leo, his unstable son. Tweed detects hatred between the two families. Was Bella murdered by one of them - or is it the work of the vicious Calouste? Tweed unearths deceit and dangerous secrets as, with Paula, he mingles with members of both strange families. Then he hears Calouste has furtively arrived in England. 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. Returning to The Forest, warned by Crystal, 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.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: The Main Chance
Author(s): COLIN FORBES
ISBN: 0-7432-7586-1 / 978-0-7432-7586-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD
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Paperback Editions

2001 : UK Paperback
Title: The Main Chance Pa
Author(s): Colin Forbes
ISBN: 1-84739-287-3 / 978-1-84739-287-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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September 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: The Main Chance
Author(s): Colin Forbes
ISBN: 1-4165-1123-7 / 978-1-4165-1123-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The Main Chance
Author(s): Colin Forbes
ISBN: 1-4056-1295-9 / 978-1-4056-1295-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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October 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: The Main Chance
Author(s): Colin Forbes
ISBN: 0-7432-7587-X / 978-0-7432-7587-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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Audio Editions

August 2011 : UK MP3 CD
Title: The Main Chance
Author(s): Colin Forbes
ISBN: 1-4450-1424-6 / 978-1-4450-1424-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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April 2006 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Main Chance
Author(s): Colin Forbes
ISBN: 0-7531-3536-1 / 978-0-7531-3536-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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April 2006 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Main Chance
Author(s): Colin Forbes
ISBN: 0-7531-2532-3 / 978-0-7531-2532-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2008 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Main Chance
Author(s): Colin Forbes
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Main Chance
Author(s): Colin Forbes
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   



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