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From directly overhead he heard the loud flapping of heavy wings, and another vulture rose from beyond the screen of banana plants. Leon felt the chill of dread. If the brutes are settling that means there's meat lying out there, dead meat.

King and country. No matter the cost. 

With the backing of his uncle, General Penrod Ballantyne, young Leon Courtney joins the King's Rifles of Nairobi. When he becomes discouraged by the dishonesty of army life, his uncle recruits him for a special mission - spying on the Germans in East Africa, whom the General suspects are preparing for the Kaiser's war. Posing as a professional game hunter, Leon is tasked with gathering information on one of his clients, wealthy industrialist Otto Von Meerbach.  

Leon finds himself falling for Von Meerbach's beautiful mistress but never forgets that his real mission is to destroy the enemy. But how easy will he find his task when his true enemy is closer to home than Leon ever expected?

A Courtney adventure - book 1 in the Assegai sequence.

©2009 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Very enjoyable

Very enjoyable, have always avoided his books apart from Hector Cross. But found this to bo engrossing and couldn't put it down.

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Assegai

A riveting tale from start to finish. Beautifully read Wilbur Smith at his very best.

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A shame

I have read many Wilbur Smith books and have always found them to be well written and enjoyable so I was looking forward to listening to this one, unfortunately the narration was sub standard and almost intelligible in places so after about 90 minutes I gave up and returned the book.

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Only one problem

Voiceover was too bass and quiet in some parts so difficult to hear at times

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more of this great series about the Courtney famil

yet again Wibour Smith has proven his genius. A must read novel in the Courtney series.

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Wilbur Smith at his best

Really enjoyed listening to this story. So well narrated by Sean Barrett who made the story come to life. I’ve read many Wilbur Smith books, but this is my first audio of his. Would definitely recommend it.

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