Assegai (Courtney Family Adventures)

Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith has received acclaim all over the world because the grasp of the old novel. Now, in Assegai he's taking readers on an unforgettable African experience set opposed to the collection clouds of conflict.

It is 1913 and Leon Courtney, an ex-soldier grew to become specialist hunter in British East Africa, publications the wealthy and strong from the USA and Europe on big-game safaris. Leon had by no means sought reputation, yet an day trip along U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt has made him essentially the most sought-after hunters at the continent. quickly, he reveals that with big name comes not only wealth―but additionally chance.

Leon is recruited through his uncle Penrod Ballantyne, commander of the British forces in East Africa, to collect details on one in all his consumers: count number Otto von Meerbach, a German industrialist whose corporation builds airplane and autos for the Kaiser's burgeoning military. whereas spying, Leon falls desperately in love with von Meerbach's appealing and enigmatic mistress, Eva von Wellberg.

On the eve of the area conflict, Leon stumbles on a plot via count number von Meerbach which could wipe out the British forces in Africa. He reveals himself left on my own to frustrate von Meerbach's plan, and in grave peril as he learns extra concerning the enigmatic Eva.

Set amidst the tensions that might spark a battle throughout continents, Assegai offers the fast moving motion and bright historical past that has made Wilbur Smith an the world over bestselling author.

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