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Horn of Africa: A Novel

Caputo, Philip

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ISBN 10: 0030421365 / ISBN 13: 9780030421365
Published by Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1980
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed by Author 0030421365 This hardcover book is Very Good Plus, being square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is Very Good Plus; with minor shelfwear. The dustjacket is now protected in mylar. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. This copy is signed by the Author on the title page without inscription. Bookseller Inventory # 006932

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Title: Horn of Africa: A Novel

Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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When Vietnam veteran and foreign correspondent Charlie Gage is recruited by the shadowy Thomas Colfax to assist with something called Operation Atropos, he has no idea he is about to be enlisted for guerilla warfare in northeast Africa. Once he realizes he’s a mercenary, however, he is not at all concerned. Ever since his young secretary was killed by a grenade at their bureau office in Beirut a couple of years before, he has lost all volition. Which is why he so readily capitulates not only to Colfax, but also, and more dangerously so, to every command of Jeremy Nordstrand, the mystical megalomaniac determined to achieve greatness on their seemingly suicidal mission. Set in the forsaken yet exotic deserts of Ethiopia, Horn of Africa is a vividly detailed and masterfully plotted novel chronicling a broken man’s struggle for salvation and inner freedom in the midst of a broken nation’s fight for stability and peace.

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“Reminiscent in its passionate style and moral intensity of the best of Joseph Conrad.”–Newsday

“A real novel stuffed with excitement and filled with sharply drawn characters.”–The New York Times

“An extraordinarily powerful novelist who works in one of the grand traditions of literature: the fiction of nightmare against the background of war and espionage.”–The Dallas Morning News

“Does not suffer in comparison with Graham Greene or Joseph Conrad. . . . An awesomely evil tale–enthralling, disgusting, utterly first-rate.” –Jim Harrison

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