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Leon Courtney, ladies' man and former lieutenant in the King's African Rifles, becomes a professional big game hunter and high-profile safari guide in the years leading up to WWI. On the eve of war, Leon is recruited by his uncle, commander of the British forces in East Africa, asks him to spy on his newest client, Count Otto von Meerbach, a German industrialist with a secret agenda. Courtney also begins an affair with Otto's mistress, Eva, who has a secret life of her own. Will Courtney defeat Otto's dastardly scheme and rescue Eva?
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2009.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780312567248
Call Number: SMITH
Characteristics: 471 p. ; cm.
Subjects: British -- Africa, East -- Fiction.
Hunting guides -- Fiction.
Germans -- Africa, East -- Fiction.
Safaris -- Africa, East -- Fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Spy stories.
Historical fiction.


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OhioEngineer Jan 15, 2014

This is one of those books in which the first half is better than the last. The first part of the book is fast paced and very interesting. The last half is slow and boring at times. I pride myself on reading every word of a book, but I must admit that I skipped many pages in this novel. Don't get your hopes up too high and you won't be disappointed.

kevfarley Nov 02, 2013



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