Following the outstanding success of Eagle
in the Sky and The Sunbird, Wilbur Smith turns to the mountains and deserts of
Ethiopia as the setting. The date – that catastrophic winter of 1935-6,
when the wolf of Rome, the armies of Italy, threatened to annihilate
the almost defenceless Ethiopian people.
Jake Barton, a tough, hard-punching engineer from Texas, and Gareth Swales, a stylish old-Etonlan gun-runner down on his luck, make a lucrative arms deal with an Ethiopian prince, and dare to challenge the international blockade on land and sea to deliver a consignment of ancient and decrepit armoured cars to his beleaguered countrymen.
Part of the deal also calls for them to take, along with the armour, a beautiful but fiery young American woman journalist, who has espoused the Ethiopian cause. The three of them, Jake, Gareth and Vicky, find themselves swept irresistibly from a daring adventure Into a violent confrontation with death among the high mountains of Ethiopia.
High-tension drama and a rich cast of Ethiopian and Italian characters, led by the indomitable and unforgettable partnership of Jake and Gareth, combine to make Cry Wolf an exhilarating read, a worthy addition to Wilbur Smith's impressive record of bestselling novels.
About the Author
Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. After the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds in 1964 he became a full-time writer, and has since written 30 novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books have been translated into 26 different languages.
"Wilbur Smith is a master."--"Washington Post Book World"
"Smith is a captivating storyteller."--"Orlando Sentinel"
"All the ingredients of the first-class action-adventure story." - "Sunday Telegraph"
Praise for Wilbur Smith
"Smith is a master." "--Publishers Weekly
""One of the world's most popular adventure writers." "--The Washington Post Book World
""A rare author who wields a razor-sharp sword of craftsmanship." "--Tulsa World"
"Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared." "--The Times" (UK)
"Best Historical Novelist--I say Wilbur Smith, with his swashbuckling novels of Africa. The bodices of rip and the blood flows. You can get lost in Wilbur Smith and misplace all of August."--Stephen King
"Action is Wilur Smith's game, and he is a master."--"The Washington Post Book World"
"The world's leading adventure writer." "--Daily Express" (UK)
"Wilbur Smith rarely misses a trick."--"Sunday Times"
"Smith is a captivating storyteller." "--The Orlando Sentinel"
"No one does adventure quite like Smith." --"Daily Mirror "(UK)
"A thundering good' read is virtually the only way of describing Wilbur Smith's books." --"The Irish Times"
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: December 2001
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Dimensions (cm): 17.2 x 10.6 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.227