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Publisher Description

The Malabar coast is full of dangers: greedy tradesmen, fearless pirates, and men full of vengeance. But for a Courtney, the greatest danger might just be his own family…

Francis Courtney flees the comfort of his Devonshire estate when his stepfather’s gambling debts leave him penniless and at risk. He sails to South Africa with revenge and fortune on his mind: his uncle Tom Courtney killed his father, and Francis intends to avenge his death and make his fortune in the process. However, upon his arrival in Cape Town, he uncovers a truth that leaves him overwhelmed and disoriented.

Christopher Courtney sets out to make his own way in the world, giving up his privileged position as the son of the Governor of Bombay. The perils and betrayals (deleted) on his journey carve a fierce warrior out of him, but they also harden his soul and lead him to greater violence and treachery. As the lives of these two Courtney men intertwine, the sins of the fathers will forever alter the lives of a younger generation.

The Tiger’s Prey takes readers on an epic journey from the southernmost point of Africa, through the perilous waters of the Arabian Sea, to the lush Indian coastline. It is an incredible and breathless tale of intrigue and family betrayal from one of the world’s greatest storytellers.


Praise for Wilbur Smith:

‘Best historical novelist – I say Wilbur Smith’ Stephen King

‘No one does adventure quite like Smith’ Daily Mirror

About the author

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds, and has since written over thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.

Fiction & Literature
September 7

Customer Reviews

Sean Creavy (The Dad) ,

Another excellent Courtney novel

Yet again Wilbur Smiths delights us with an unputdownable book in the Courtney series. A pleasure to read from start to finish. I can’t wait for the next one

monamatata ,

Wilbur Smith

I have read all his books and may he continue writing’

isaachunt1432 ,

Another marvel of excellence!

Another thrilling adventure, gripping and stormy as the sea.
The Courtney family unfurls yet another tempestuous journey through the years with tales of true grit and the importance of who what Family really means to us all!

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