By Wilbur Smith
The big apple Times bestselling writer and one of many maximum event writers of our time returns with a pulse-pounding story of threat, braveness, and suspense.
Tom Courtney and his brother Dorian battled either vicious enemies and nature itself at the excessive seas, eventually attaining the Cape of excellent desire to begin existence afresh. Now, part a new release later, they're profitable and contented: retailers and kin males, prospering at the very fringe of an important and lovely continent, Africa. within the culture of Wilbur Smith's past bestseller, Monsoon, this spellbinding new novel introduces the subsequent iteration of Courtneys. they're out to stake their declare in Southern Africa, touring alongside the notorious "Robbers' Road."
It is a trip either interesting and hazardous---one that takes them throughout the untouched wasteland of a pretty land choked with warring tribes and wild animals. however the most threatening predators of all are different Europeans, crazed by way of greed, jealousy, and lust, and made up our minds to smash totally all contributors of the Courtney extended family. This quest for vengeance ends up in a determined chase---both on land and sea---that is without doubt one of the such a lot awesome in glossy literature.
Blue Horizon is a very nice experience tale, instructed by means of a grasp novelist on the peak of his powers.
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