'Mark never heard the Mauser shot for the bullet came ahead of the sound. There was only the massive shock in the upper part of his body, and then he was hurled backwards with a violence that drove the air from his lungs.' From the trenches of France, General Sean Courtney comes back to fame, fortune and a seat in the Government. Mark Anders, the ...Read More'Mark never heard the Mauser shot for the bullet came ahead of the sound. There was only the massive shock in the upper part of his body, and then he was hurled backwards with a violence that drove the air from his lungs.' From the trenches of France, General Sean Courtney comes back to fame, fortune and a seat in the Government. Mark Anders, the courageous young South African whom he has come to regard as his own son, returns to nothing, his grandfather murdered, and his property seized by an unknown company. At the bottom of the mystery is Sean's son Dirk, the jealous, violent and power-crazed genius whose all-consuming hatred can only end in blood ...This is the thrilling third novel in the Courtneys sequence, continuing from When the Lion Feeds and The Sound of Thunder.Read Less
Book: Good. DJ: Good. 8vo. 587 pp. 5 5/8 x 8 1/2. Gray boards with qtr black cloth, stamped in gold on spine. Black dj with light edgewear. Front boards and page edges spotted with soiling. No markings noted.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. First U.S. edition, first printing, hardcover. 587 pages. Very good with remainder spray at bottom edge, in a very good dust jacket with edgewear, including small chips at head of spine and corners, rubbing to front panel, and trace of tape removal from spine. Mylar cover on jacket.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Price clipped. 587 p. Audience: General/trade. One of the Courtney novels, set in early 20th century South Africa-a battle between exploiters and developers upon the magnificent South African jungle. From the devestation of the trenches in Northern France to the violence of the Johannesburg strikes in the early twenties to the serene splendor of the African wilderness, this novel vibrates with the towering personalities of two men in the relent; less pursuit of justice.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book 1978 Doubleday FIRST American Edition and First printing of this very early Smith title. In VG+/VG-condition. The unclipped DJ has a minor wear and tears at the spine ends and along the top edge on the upper left of the front cover. Otherwise a very clean and tight copy.
any book written by wibur smith is a delight. i have almost completed the courtney series, completed the ancient egypt series, and will start in on the ballantyne's in the near future. i have all of the films based on smith's books, but only "dark of the sun" comes close to the quality of the books.
Apr 28, 2011
Book Was falling Apart
Pages were falling out of the book. We are now buying new books from Barnes & Noble.
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