Blue Horizon (Courtney Family Adventures)

By Wilbur Smith

The long island Times bestselling writer and one of many maximum event writers of our time returns with a pulse-pounding story of chance, braveness, and suspense.

Tom Courtney and his brother Dorian battled either vicious enemies and nature itself at the excessive seas, ultimately achieving the Cape of excellent desire to begin existence afresh. Now, part a iteration later, they're winning and contented: retailers and relations males, prospering at the very fringe of a tremendous and gorgeous continent, Africa. within the culture of Wilbur Smith's past bestseller, Monsoon, this spellbinding new novel introduces the following iteration of Courtneys. they're out to stake their declare in Southern Africa, touring alongside the notorious "Robbers' Road."

It is a trip either fascinating and hazardous---one that takes them throughout the untouched desolate tract of a pretty land packed with warring tribes and wild animals. however the most threatening predators of all are different Europeans, crazed through greed, jealousy, and lust, and made up our minds to wreck completely all individuals of the Courtney extended family. This quest for vengeance leads to a determined chase---both on land and sea---that is among the so much awesome in smooth literature.

Blue Horizon is a very nice event tale, advised by way of a grasp novelist on the peak of his powers.

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The ivory necklace used to be superbly carved, tiny human figures threaded directly to a leather-based thong. “Each determine represents a guy he has killed in battle,” Jim guessed. It used to be visible that the Nguni put a excessive worth on ivory. This intrigued Jim, and he slipped the necklace into his pocket. As he went on throughout the camp he came upon that the Nguni had performed their grotesque paintings completely. the kids had all been sent with cruel potency. for many a unmarried blow with a battle membership used to be all it had taken.

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