A Courtneys of Africa novel from the
worldwide bestselling master storyteller, and sequel to When
the Lion Feeds and The Sound of Thunder
'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...
About The Author
Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at
Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. He became a full-time writer in
1964 after the successful publication of When the Lion
Feeds, and has since written over thirty novels, all
meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His
books are now translated into twenty-six languages.
" Action is Smith's game, and he is a master."
"-- The Washington Post Book World"