The Dark of the Sun Paperback
by Wilbur Smith
'The bend in the road rushed towards them, just a few more seconds.
Then, with a succession of jarring crashes that shook the whole body of the car, a burst of fire hit them from behind.
The windscreen starred into a sheet of opaque diamond lacework, the dashboard clock exploded powdering Shermaine's hair with particles of glass, two bullets tore through the seat ripping out the stuffing like the entrails of a wounded animal.' 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 the fighting and to retrieve a priceless consignment of diamonds.
Ranged against his ill-disciplined unit are bandits, guerrillas and hostile tribes that infest the land.
But there is another, even deadlier enemy -- one of his own men ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 01/04/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780330537230
- EPUB from £6.39
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Review by IAmAndyPieters
In Congo, the Belgians have just left and the country is in upheaval. In the midst of all the fighting, mercenary captain Bruice Curry is in charge of rescuing a group of whites from a remote village in the path of General Moses and his band of terrorists. To get there, and back again, is going to take a lot of courage, and a lot of sacrifice...