Frederick Forsyth is a British author of best-selling thriller novels noted for their journalistic style and their fast-paced plots based on international political affairs and personalities. Forsyth attended the University of Granada, Spain, and served in the Royal Air Force before becoming a journalist. He was a reporter for the British newspaper the Eastern Daily Press from 1958 to 1961 and a European correspondent for the Reuters news agency from 1961 to 1965. The beginning of The Phantom of Manhattan is narrated by an ailing Madame Giry and set in the early 1900s. Famous individuals of the time, such as Theodore Roosevelt, make appearances. In The Phantom of Manhattan, when Antoinette Giry sends a letter to Erik Muhlheim on her deathbed telling him that he has a son, she sets in motion a series of events with both tragic and redemptive results. Not only is Erik redeemed when he learns that he has a son, but journalist Charles “Cholly” Bloom lets his compassion outweigh his desire for a story. Sadly, opera star Christine de Chagny is killed as a result of Darius’ greed, a murder that teaches that while love for other humans is the answer to everything, the love of money is dangerous to all involved… The 2010 stage sequel to the musical The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, is based partly on The Phantom of Manhattan. Listen online to free English audiobook "The Phantom of Manhattan” on our website to experience Frederick Forsyth's work.