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Assegai

By Wilbur Smith

From master storyteller Wilbur Smith, a fast-paced adventure in the classic Courtney Series.

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Audience: Adult fiction
Publish date: 28/06/2018
ISBN number: 9781785766756
Price: £8.99
Imprint: Zaffre
Length: 512 pages
Edition: Paperback
Genre: Adventure

Assegai

By Wilbur Smith

Details

Audience: Adult fiction
Publish date: 28/06/2018
ISBN number: 9781785766756
Price: £8.99
Imprint: Zaffre
Length: 512 pages
Edition: Paperback
Genre: Adventure

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From master storyteller Wilbur Smith, a fast-paced adventure in the classic Courtney Series.

From directly overhead he heard the loud flapping of heavy wings and another vulture rose from beyond the screen of banana plants. Leon felt the chill of dread. If the brutes are settling that means there’s meat lying out there, dead meat.

King and Country. No matter the cost.

With the backing of his uncle, General Penrod Ballantyne, young Leon Courtney joins the King’s Rifles of Nairobi. When he becomes discouraged by the dishonesty of army life, his uncle recruits him for a special mission – spying on the Germans in East Africa, whom the General suspects are preparing for the Kaiser’s war. Posing as a professional game hunter Leon is tasked with gathering information on one of his clients, wealthy industrialist Otto Von Meerbach. Leon finds himself falling for Von Meerbach’s beautiful mistress, but never forgets that his real mission is to destroy the enemy. But how easy will he find his task when his true enemy is closer to home than Leon ever expected?

A Courtney Series adventure – Book 1 in the Assegai sequence.

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Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He became a full-time writer in 1964 following the success of When the Lion Feeds, and has since published over fifty global bestsellers, including the Courtney Series, the Ballantyne Series, the Egyptian Series, the Hector Cross Series and many successful standalone novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. An international phenomenon, his readership built up over fifty-five years of writing, establishing him as one of the most successful and impressive brand authors in the world.

The establishment of the Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation in 2015 cemented Wilbur’s passion for empowering writers, promoting literacy and advancing adventure writing as a genre. The foundation’s flagship programme is the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize.

Wilbur Smith passed away peacefully at home in 2021 with his wife, Niso, by his side, leaving behind him a rich treasure trove of novels and stories that will delight readers for years to come.