"Mr McCoy gets on with the job of telling us exactly what it is like in the Heart of Darkness. He has the soldier's eye for terrain and the soldier's eye for character. This has the ring of truth."
John Braine, author of “Room at the Top”, in the Sunday Telegraph
African Revenge by Andrew McCoy
Lance Weber has a brilliant future in international rugby but he makes the dangerous mistake of running up a huge gambling debt. When the debt is called, and reinforced by the chilling threat of casual mutilation, Lance is in trouble. His only way out is to make a lot of money, and to make it fast.
In desperation, Lance turns to his brother Ewart, an ex-mercenary with a reputation for ferocious efficiency. With his colleague, Colonel Roux, Ewart has acquired a concession to kill crocodiles along the Congo border and to market the skins. Lance, who harbors romantic notions of a hunting party on safari, agrees to go along. He is in for a series of shocks.
To his horror, Lance finds himself embroiled in a ruthless operation that traverses the face of Africa like a mobile small-scale war. Throughout the brutal journey, Lance has to learn a series of new and frightening skills — or die. As the party fights to blast a fortune out of Africa, the continent exacts its own bitter revenge.
Andrew McCoy’s two earlier novels, Atrocity Week and The Insurrectionist, roused violent controversy. With a talent for narrative that moves at a scorching pace, McCoy matches his unique authority — expertise won from experience — to a profound appreciation of the beauty and cruelty of Africa itself. The blend is electrifying.
— John Blackwell
• Andrew McCoy is the co-author of the bestselling STIEG LARSSON Man, Myth & Mistress
• CoolMain Press will not only be reissuing the three previously published Lance Weber novels by Andrew McCoy, but has also commissioned two new full-length novels which will be published in their chronological order in the series Hard Man of Africa.