By Wilbur Smith
The manhattan Times bestselling writer and one of many maximum experience 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 fine wish to begin existence afresh. Now, part a iteration later, they're winning and contented: retailers and kin males, prospering at the very fringe of a massive and gorgeous continent, Africa. within the culture of Wilbur Smith's previous 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 intriguing and hazardous---one that takes them in the course of the untouched desolate tract of an attractive land packed with warring tribes and wild animals. however the most threatening predators of all are different Europeans, crazed via greed, jealousy, and lust, and made up our minds to spoil completely all contributors of the Courtney extended family. This quest for vengeance ends up in a determined chase---both on land and sea---that is likely one of the so much impressive in glossy literature.
Blue Horizon is a really nice event tale, informed by means of a grasp novelist on the top of his powers.
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