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The son of a wealthy plantation owner and a doting mother, Mungo St John is accustomed to the wealth and luxuries his privilege has afforded him. That is until he returns from university to discover his family ruined, his inheritance stolen and his childhood sweetheart, Camilla, taken by the conniving Chester Marion. Fuelled by anger and love, Mungo swears vengeance and devotes his life to saving Camilla - and destroying Chester. 

Camilla, trapped in New Orleans, powerless to her position as a kept slave and suffering at the hands of Chester's brutish behaviour, must learn to do whatever it takes to survive.  

As Mungo battles his own fate and misfortune to achieve the revenge that drives him and regain his power in the world, he must question what it takes for a man to survive when he has nothing and what he is willing to do in order to get what he wants.  

An action-packed and gripping adventure by best-selling author Wilbur Smith about one man's quest for revenge, the brutality of slavery in America and the imbalance between humans that can drive - or defeat - us.

©2020 Orion Mintaka (UK) Ltd. (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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adolescent sex unnecessary

good story well developed good character development plot was interesting but adolescent sex scenes almost embarrassing even in private

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call of the raven

a good read but not Wilbur's usual riveting story telling that leaves you reeling. The narrator was good.

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  • Stuart James Priest
  • 10-05-20

Pure Gold from Wilbur once more

Any true Wilbur fans will be aware of the character Mungo St John, here you learn about his beginnings. Truly enjoyable from start to finish

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  • Adam Murphy
  • 01-06-21

Awesome again ..

Wilbur Smith never fails to ignite my imagination and transport me to the centre of the story he is telling. Compulsive reading/listening .. action, intrigue, surprise and thoughtful awareness - another star in the galaxy of Wilbur’s storytelling.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-20

Very good but.......

Having read every Wilbur book ever written, I was a tad disappointed. Storyline was good but not like his earlier novels....

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  • john cullinane
  • 12-22-20

predictable

predictable at times but as a lfelong fan I still enjoyed it and would recommend it.

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  • NJD
  • 10-27-20

Amazing Saga From The Deep South To Africa

Initially, I did feel that large parts of the book were similar to the Courtney saga such as Golden Lion or the classic Monsoon but Mungo St John proved an amazing character. Elliot Chapman is not as good as Sean Barrett but is pretty good. The narrative on the Southern US slave trade was harrowing and reveals some harsh truths. Enjoyed the tale of revenge and Chester is an excellent villain. However, there is no denying that in comparison to Ghost Fire that Wilbur wrote with Tom Harper that Corban Addison has some way to go hence the 4 stars . Wilbur still remains my favourite fictional author.

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  • 10-08-20

Great reading

Didn't want it to end as such a great story keeping you captivated all the time. another masterpiece.

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  • 10-15-20

Predictable from the opening chapters. Failed to get me in.

Have enjoyed several of Smith’s earlier books, but this just seemed to be a variation on a old and predictable theme.

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  • 09-09-20

Good yarn

Narrator was great, story woven well with unpredictability a key component. Very worthwhile listen, kept me coming back