A nail-biting story of courage, bravery, rebellion and war from the master of adventure fiction.
The war is over, Hitler is dead - and yet his evil legacy lives on. Saffron Courtney and her beloved husband Gerhard only just survived the brutal conflict, but Gerhard's Nazi-supporting brother, Konrad, is still free and determined to regain power. As a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse develops, a plot against the couple begins to stir. One that will have ramifications throughout Europe. . .
Further afield in Kenya, the last outcrop of the colonial empire is feeling the stirrings of rebellion. As the situation becomes violent, and the Courtney family home is under threat, Leon Courtney finds himself caught between two powerful sides - and a battle for the freedom of a country.
Set in the early 1950s, bestseller Smith's exciting sequel to 2018's Courtney's War (also coauthored with Churchill) takes Saffron Courtney Meerbach, who served as a Special Operations Executive agent during WWII, and her husband, German war ace Gerhard Meerbach, whom she helped rescue from a concentration camp, to Kenya, where they settle into their own house on her parents' hundred-thousand-acre estate. Life for the couple is paradise, but the Mau Mau uprising looms, and the rebels against colonial oppression soon set their sights on the Courtneys and their estate. Meanwhile, Gerhard's Nazi war criminal brother, Konrad von Meerbach, has made off with the family money to an unknown destination. Saffron decides that Konrad must be hunted down and made to answer for his crimes. As usual, Smith juggles the multiple plotlines with aplomb, and the action never lets up. His legions of fans are sure to be pleased with this page-turning adventure thriller in the classic tradition.
Another typical Wilbur smith. Easy reading
Not the normal recipe
It felt a lot more dry that his other books - not a typical Wilbur Smith edge of your seat thriller.