Birds of Prey (Courtney Family Adventures)

Wilbur Smith

It is 1667 and the Dutch and the English are at warfare. Sir Francis Courtney and his son Henry 'Hal' Courtney, of their scuffling with caravel woman Edwina, are on patrol off the Agulhas Cape of Southern Africa: mendacity in look forward to one of many galleons of the Dutch East India corporation getting back from the Orient encumbered with treasure to fall into their net.

It is the start of the hunt that would sweep them from the hot payment of fine wish on the southern tip of Africa to the nice Horn of Ethiopia some distance to the north. The bloody catch of the Dutch merchantman, and 3 worthwhile hostages, launches Hal right into a perilous event which simply the bravest will survive...

Along the way in which Hal will come upon many enemies. a perilous mutineer, sworn to extract to revenge. A fellow Knight Templar, now his father's betrayer. And the main harmful adversary at the African continent, the Dutch swordsman Schreuder.

His spirit can be confirmed through love. For the wealthy and pampered Dutch heiress, Katinka. For the attractive slave woman, Sukeena. And for a lady whose unstinting braveness will outshine them all...

From the dungeons of excellent desire to the uncharted desert of the darkish Continent after which to the deadly narrows of the crimson Sea, Hal's religion will lead him to his future. To the security of the ultimate Christian stronghold in Africa. the dominion of Prester John, old dad or mum of the precious Holy Grail...

Birds of Prey is a Courtney kin experience from bestselling writer Wilbur Smith.

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