By Wilbur Smith
The long island Times bestselling writer and one of many maximum experience 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, eventually attaining the Cape of excellent wish to begin lifestyles afresh. Now, part a iteration later, they're winning and contented: retailers and family members males, prospering at the very fringe of a big and gorgeous continent, Africa. within the culture of Wilbur Smith's prior 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 during the untouched desert of a pretty land packed with warring tribes and wild animals. however the most deadly predators of all are different Europeans, crazed through greed, jealousy, and lust, and made up our minds to wreck completely all participants 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 sleek literature.
Blue Horizon is a really nice experience tale, instructed by way of a grasp novelist on the peak of his powers.
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