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 threat, 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 wish to begin existence afresh. Now, part a iteration later, they're profitable and contented: retailers and kin males, prospering at the very fringe of a tremendous and lovely continent, Africa. within the culture of Wilbur Smith's previous bestseller, Monsoon, this spellbinding new novel introduces the following new release of Courtneys. they're out to stake their declare in Southern Africa, touring alongside the notorious "Robbers' Road."
It is a trip either interesting and hazardous---one that takes them during the untouched barren region of an attractive land choked 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 damage totally all individuals of the Courtney extended family. This quest for vengeance leads to a determined chase---both on land and sea---that is likely one of the so much outstanding in smooth literature.
Blue Horizon is a very nice experience tale, instructed via a grasp novelist on the peak of his powers.
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