Wilbur Smith


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It is 1913 and ex-soldier turned professional big-game hunter Leon Courtney is in British East Africa, guiding rich and powerful men from America and Europe on safaris in the Masai tribal territories. One of his clients is German industrialist Count Otto von Meerbach, who has a company which builds aircraft and vehicles for the Kaiser’s burgeoning army. But Leon had not bargained for falling passionately in love with Eva, the count’s beautiful and enigmatic mistress. Just before the outbreak of World War One, Leon is recruited by his uncle, Penrod Ballantyne, Commander of the British Forces in East Africa, to gather information from von Meerbach. Leon stumbles on a plot against the British involving the disenchanted survivors of the Boer War. It is only when Eva and von Meerbach return to Africa that Leon finds out who and what are really behind the conspiracy. Формат: 15,5 см х 23 см.
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  • Сергей Гаврикhas quoted11 years ago
    Well, at least I’m still drinking his whisky, Leon thought grimly. Those words had been Percy’s summation of a safari that had gone horribly wrong.
  • Сергей Гаврикhas quoted11 years ago
    ‘He said that even the bravest man is twice frightened by a lion. The first time when he hears his roar, the second and last time when he meets the beast face to face.’
    ‘He’s right about the first time,’ Kermit admitted. ‘It’s an incredible sound. But how do you know it’s a big male and not a lioness?’
    ‘How would I know the voice of Enrico Caruso from Dame Nellie Melba’s?’
    ‘Let’s go shoot him.’
    ‘Good plan, chum. I’ll hold the candle and you fire. It should be easy.’

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