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Publisher's Summary

A nail-biting story of courage, bravery, rebellion and war from the master of adventure fiction.

The war is over; Hitler is dead - and yet his evil legacy lives on. Saffron Courtney and her beloved husband, Gerhard, only just survived the brutal conflict, but Gerhard's Nazi-supporting brother, Konrad, is still free and determined to regain power. As a dangerous game of cat and mouse develops, a plot against the couple begins to stir. One that will have ramifications throughout Europe.... 

Further afield in Kenya, the last outcrop of the colonial empire is feeling the stirrings of rebellion. As the situation becomes violent, and the Courtney family home is under threat, Leon Courtney finds himself caught between two powerful sides - and a battle for the freedom of a country.

©2021 Wilbur Smith (P)2021 Audible, Ltd

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Not my favorite

Wilbur Smith is one of my favorite authors but three quarters if this book really dragged in and it was a struggle to stay engaged.

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Africa story told as it really was and still is

Wilbur Smith writes as if it could be a real way of life in Africa

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another terrific story by Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith continues to be one of my favorite authors. A masterful storyteller and love his focus on life in Africa and these awesome characters that he creates.

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  • ian stevenson
  • 05-22-21

Fabulous.

Another great book by Wilbur Smith and read by Sean Barrett. Well worth waiting for.

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  • Ruth Mallett
  • 05-03-21

Another Saffron Courtney adventure to devour

I was so thrilled to see this book available in my library.
A fantastic addition to the Saffron and Gerhart adventure with twists and turns at every corner. As you listening you think oh this must be again but once again another adventure commences.
Cannot recommended this book more highly

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  • miss dee
  • 07-22-21

Epic!

Grabs your attention from the beginning to the end, my favourite of Smith's collaborations

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  • Qn
  • 07-03-21

Brilliant storytelling

Great to see Wilbur Smith is still at the top of his game and the Saffron Courtney storyline continues to capture the imagination.

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  • Amazon Customer David Harding
  • 05-14-21

A great listen.

The descriptive writing transported me back to two wonderful sea and safari holidays my wife and I enjoyed many years ago. The historical storylines and insights into the beauty and foolishness of human behaviours , made this so much more than a breathtaking adventure story. Brilliantly narrated.

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  • Clatters
  • 05-12-21

Another great tale from the master

Most enjoyable. Great work. Hope that this is not Wilbur Smith's last novel. This whole series has been difficult to put down.

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  • 05-02-21

Formulaic and weak

Oh dear! this story has more holes than a Swiss cheese, plus full of sycophantic characters with a gushing hero and heroine. Sean Barrett (the narrator) on the other hand was as good as the book was bad, I’m sure if he was reading a story about paint drying he would make it live, he was the highlight. Mr Smith stop being lazy, you can do better!

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  • Russ C
  • 02-03-22

Absolutely captivating

Awesome story. Lose yourself in truly wonderful piece of writing and truly brilliant narrating. Thank you. this does not disappoint but leaves you seeking more.

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  • Sheila trezise
  • 01-23-22

Very exciting read

Great book
Enjoyed listening to this book. Will look forward to more books by Wilbur Smith

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  • Runabout 66
  • 01-19-22

Gripping

The narrator does a great job with this fast moving novel bringing the book alive

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  • neddyc
  • 06-24-21

Completing the Quadrilogy

This book basically finishes off the 4 book story of Leon Courtney and family so its a must read for anyone who enjoyed Assegai in my opinion..You can tell someone other than Wilbur Smith wrote this book (not by a lot) but it still rounds off the story very well..Personally I really enjoyed it the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is at the end of the book a certain character wasn't completely rounded off so we are left to surmise what happened to that character...An epilogue of that character meeting that characters fate would have been a nice addition but not essential...Well worth a read.

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  • 06-14-21

Action packed sequel to Courtney's War

As always, Wilbur Smith's books are enthralling & action packed. I enjoy the historical aspects of the novel, ie having an understanding, albeit limited, of the Africa of the past & post-WW11.
The narrator is easy to listen to.