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Assegai (Courtney Family Adventures) Kindle Edition

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Kindle Edition, May 12 2009

Length: 479 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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"Simon Vance does it all in Wilbur Smith's latest African adventure. Vance deftly becomes a Masai warrior; a powerful medicine woman; a German princess with a penchant for pain; a German industrialist hatching a conspiracy; and our hero, ex-soldier and great white hunter Leon Courtney...Great listening." -- AudioFile

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Wilbur Smith has won acclaim worldwide as the master of the historical novel. Now, in Assegai he takes readers on an unforgettable African adventure set against the gathering clouds of war.

It is 1913 and Leon Courtney, an ex-soldier turned professional hunter in British East Africa, guides the rich and powerful from America and Europe on big-game safaris. Leon had never sought fame, but an expedition alongside U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt has made him one of the most sought-after hunters on the continent. Soon, he finds that with celebrity comes not just wealth—but also danger.

Leon is recruited by his uncle Penrod Ballantyne, commander of the British forces in East Africa, to gather information on one of his clients: Count Otto von Meerbach, a German industrialist whose company builds aircraft and vehicles for the Kaiser's burgeoning army. While spying, Leon falls desperately in love with von Meerbach's beautiful and enigmatic mistress, Eva von Wellberg.

On the eve of the World War, Leon stumbles on a plot by Count von Meerbach that could wipe out the British forces in Africa. He finds himself left alone to frustrate von Meerbach's plan, and in grave peril as he learns more about the enigmatic Eva.

Set amidst the tensions that will spark a war across continents, Assegai delivers the fast-paced action and vivid history that has made Wilbur Smith an internationally bestselling author.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1169 KB
  • Print Length: 479 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books; Reprint edition (May 12 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002E7ARV4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
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I loved the book. Was what was describe and came promptly in the mail. Look forward to future purchases from you
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I loved this book, It was great to get back to Africa, I liked this better than the Egyptian Saga
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Outstanding author
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I usually love Wilbur Smith stories, but lately am finding that they tend to follow the same tired old story line. He need to go off in a new tangent as the Courtneys and Ballentynes need to die off.
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I have read most of his books and of lately I was most disappointed at the voilence directed towards animals and the wantom killings, I find it hard to beleive that anybody in this day and age would condone this kind of behaviour.

I for one will never buy another book of Wilbur Smith's if this what the content will be.

A great disappointment.
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