The Dark of the Sun

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Pan Macmillan, Sep 4, 2008 - Fiction
25 Reviews

'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 . . .

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User Review  - Melanie - Goodreads

you can tell its one of his earlier books. Still good though Read full review

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User Review  - Richard Marman - Goodreads

Ripping yarns don't get any better than this. Early Wilbur Smith novels are great 'can't-put-down' page-turners. Read full review

About the author (2008)

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

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