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Titre : THE DOGS OF WAR
Éditeur : The Viking Press ., New York
Date d'édition : 1974
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Signé : Signed by Author(s)
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Forsyth to "Don" on credits page. The author's third novel. Mercenary hired to overthrow and African government so that natural resources can be exploited. Obviously a prophetic work. 1975 gift inscription on the half title page. Very mild spine lean, a fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#138936). N° de réf. du libraire 138936
Synopsis : In a remote corner of Zangaro, a small republic in Africa, lies Crystal Mountain. At certain times of the day the mountain emits a strange glow. Only Sir James Manson knows why. The mountain contains ten billion dollar's worth of the world's most valuable mineral, platinum. "Not only exciting but truly surprising"--Atlantic. Now the only question is, how to get hold of it. Sir James knows how. Invade the country with a band of savage, cold-blooded mercenaries. Topple the government and set up a puppet dictatorship. Unleash the dogs of war.
An astonishing discovery is made in the remote African republic of Zangaro, one which could change the course of a nation?s history forever. But such a discovery cannot be kept secret for long and Sir James Manson will stop at nothing to protect this find. A ruthless and bloody-minded tycoon, Manson immediately hires an army of mercenaries and with this deadly crew behind him he sets out to topple the government and replace its dictator with a puppet president.
But news of discovery has reached Russia ? and suddenly Manson finds he no longer makes the rules in this power game. A game in which win or lose means life or death.
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