The New York Times best selling author and one of the greatest adventure writers of our time returns with a pulse-pounding tale of danger, courage, and suspense.Tom Courtney and his brother Dorian battled both vicious enemies and nature itself on the high seas, finally reaching the Cape of Good Hope to start life afresh. Now, half a generation later, they are successful and contented: merchants and family men, prospering on the very edge of an immense and beautiful continent, Africa. In the tradition of Wilbur Smith's earlier best seller, Monsoon, this spellbinding new novel introduces the next generation of Courtneys. They are out to stake their claim in Southern Africa, traveling along the infamous "Robbers' Road."
It is a journey both exciting and hazardous - one that takes them through the untouched wilderness of a beautiful land filled with warring tribes and wild animals. But the most dangerous predators of all are other Europeans, crazed by greed, jealousy, and lust, and determined to destroy utterly all members of the Courtney clan. This quest for vengeance results in a desperate chase - both on land and sea - that is one of the most extraordinary in modern literature.
"The writer's fans will enjoy the ride." (Publishers Weekly)
"Brimming with bravado, greed, and romance, this rip-roaring historical romp across eighteenth-century Africa will mesmerize faithful fans and win new converts to Smith's trademark brand of lushly exotic fiction." (Booklist)
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A mediocre Western set in South Africa
- G. House Sr.
Just not my kind of story
This really is a well done book. I had trouble following the plot, mostly because I was not familiar with the events occurring at the time in Africa. The narration was top notch. If you like epics, this would be a good choice.