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In the heart of the African jungle, Bruce Curry is the leader of a mercenary band, with the dubious support of three white officers. His mission is to relieve a mining town cut off by fighting and to retrieve a priceless consignment of diamonds. Ranged against his ill-disciplined unit are bandits, guerillas, and hostile tribes. But there is another, even deadlier enemy: one of his own men.
©Wilbur Smith; (P)Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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"The pace would do credit to a Porsche, and the invention is as bright and explosive as a fireworks display." (Sunday Telegraph)

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  • Peter
  • Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada
  • 03-30-16




the real afrika




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good book great story life in afrika. as it was in the 50's could not put i t down.


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  • Jake
  • STONE, ID, United States
  • 11-29-11

Very enjoyable.

The Dark Of The Sun was vintage Wilbur Smith back when he was a good writer. Before he got so obsessed in putting perveted sex in his novels and delving into Egypt. Not as well written as When The Lion Feeds or A TimeTo Die, but I liked It

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Okay

An easy read, but not up to standards that Smith sets in some of his later works.

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