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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,492 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wilbur Smith Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Courtney Family Adventure Series Release Date:
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Wilbur Smith has won acclaim worldwide as the master of the historical novel. Now, in Assegai he takes readers on an unforgettable African adventure set against the gathering clouds of war.

It is 1913 and Leon Courtney, an ex-soldier turned professional hunter in British East Africa, guides the rich and powerful from America and Europe on big-game safaris. Leon had never sought fame, but an expedition alongside U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt has made him one of the most sought-after hunters on the continent. Soon, he finds that with celebrity comes not just wealth—but also danger.

Leon is recruited by his uncle Penrod Ballantyne, commander of the British forces in East Africa, to gather information on one of his clients: Count Otto von Meerbach, a German industrialist whose company builds aircraft and vehicles for the Kaiser’s burgeoning army. While spying, Leon falls desperately in love with von Meerbach’s beautiful and enigmatic mistress, Eva von Wellberg.

On the eve of the World War, Leon stumbles on a plot by Count von Meerbach that could wipe out the British forces in Africa. He finds himself left alone to frustrate von Meerbach’s plan, and in grave peril as he learns more about the enigmatic Eva.

Set amidst the tensions that will spark a war across continents, Assegai delivers the fast-paced action and vivid history that has made Wilbur Smith an internationally bestselling author.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa Mendis | 2/15/2014

    " bought a cheap copy. thought it would give me some historical background since I am going to Tanzania. enjoyed the plot although it became unreal toward the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Matt Howard | 2/4/2014

    " Fun adventure story set in early 20th century Africa. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Quinn | 1/24/2014

    " The discription and action of big game hunting in Africa were exceptional. Very entertaining and fun to read. The contrived love story fell short for me. Leave it out. Get rid of it. Assegai was a good book but unfortunately it follows a predictable formula that kept it from being a great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Paul | 1/13/2014

    " Currently reading this so can't really submit a review yet, however I cannot put this book down! "

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