'The bend in the road rushed towards them, just a few more seconds. Then, with a succession of jarring crashes that shook the whole body of the car, a burst of fire hit them from behind. The windscreen starred into a sheet of opaque diamond lacework, the dashboard clock exploded powdering Shermaine's hair with particles of glass, two bullets tore ...
'The bend in the road rushed towards them, just a few more seconds. Then, with a succession of jarring crashes that shook the whole body of the car, a burst of fire hit them from behind. The windscreen starred into a sheet of opaque diamond lacework, the dashboard clock exploded powdering Shermaine's hair with particles of glass, two bullets tore through the seat ripping out the stuffing like the entrails of a wounded animal.' Bruce Curry is the leader of a mercenary band with the dubious support of three white officers. His mission is to relieve a mining town cut off by the fighting and to retrieve a priceless consignment of diamonds. Ranged against his ill-disciplined unit are bandits, guerrillas and hostile tribes that infest the land. But there is another, even deadlier enemy -- one of his own men ...
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Good in GOOD jacket. 1965. 284 pages. Pictorial dust jacket with green lettering. Text Block is tight with clean pages. No other markings or annotations. Tightly bound cloth with moderate bumping to spine, edges and corners. Dust jacket has been laminated and price clipped. Moderate wear with tears, nicks and some minor loss to spine edges and corners.
I am a big fan of Wilbur Smith, therefore I would recommend any and all of his books, even though this was one of my least favourite. It was interesting from the standpoint of events and atmosphere of Central Africa both historically and currently. Since I have spent time in the area (Central Africa), I found it that much more relevant.
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