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  • Published: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448125425
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 98

The Veteran (Storycuts)



A canny lawyer finds himself acting for guilty men after a savage inner-city killing.

When an anonymous man is brutally murdered on a London council estate the police race to gather evidence against his killers. They have two men in custody and they know that they are guilty. But when a brilliant QC intervenes in their defence a startling and unsettling justice is delivered.

Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection The Veteran.

  • Published: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448125425
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 98

About the author

Frederick Forsyth

Former RAF pilot and investigative journalist, Frederick Forsyth defined the modern thriller when he wrote The Day of The Jackal, described by Lee Child as ‘the book that broke the mould’, with its lightning-paced storytelling, effortlessly cool reality and unique insider information. Since then he has written twelve novels which have been bestsellers around the world: The Odessa File, The Dogs of War,The Devil's Alternative, The Fourth Protocol, The Negotiator, The Deceiver, The Fist of God, Icon, Avenger, The Afghan, The Cobra and, most recently, The Kill List. He lives in Buckinghamshire, England.

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