First published in 1965, a thriller set in Africa, where Bruce Curry, the leader of a mercenary band, has a mission to relieve a mining town cut off by fighting and to retrieve a priceless consignment of diamonds. From the author of BIRDS OF PREY.
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From master storyteller and New York Times bestselling author Wilbur Smith comes a thundering adventure set in the African jungle about a mercenary who will fight to save the woman he loves?at all costs.
A dangerous landscape.
The Congo. Situated at the heart of sub-Saharan Africa, it is a place where men die for diamonds. For love. And for the unholy pleasure of others...
An unforeseen treasure.
Bruce Curry is the leader of a mercenary band with the dubious support of three officers. His mission: To relieve a diamond-mining town cut off by the fighting and retrieve a priceless consignment of diamonds. Along the way, he meets a beautiful Belgian woman. Shermaine is a dream come true. But the rest of Curry's journey is about to become a living nightmare.
The dawning of a whole new day...
Ranged against his ill-disciplined unit are bandits, guerillas, and hostile tribes that infest the land. In a sinister atmosphere of omnipotent evil, Curry fights to stay alive?and protect Shermaine, his one true love. But to do so, he must face another, even deadlier enemy: one of his own men...
"Action is Smith's game, and he is a master."?The Washington Post Book World
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Book Description William Heinemann Ltd, 1965. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110434714003
Book Description William Heinemann Ltd. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0434714003 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0215456