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Summary

The Evil Wrath

Cambodia, 1978. Amid the Khmer Rouge's crazed genocide, soldier of fortune Jack Elliott is given the impossible task of rescuing a family from the regime.

The Painful Truth

Eighteen-year-old orphan and budding journalist Lisa Robinson has received the impossible news that her father is, in fact, alive. His name - Jack Elliott.

The Noble Path

As Jack tracks the hostages and Lisa traces her heritage, each is intent on reuniting a family. Yet to succeed, so must run a dangerous gauntlet of bullets and betrayal.

©1992 Peter May (P)2019 Quercus Editions Limited

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bit to warlike for me

I do like Peter May when he is writing the Enzo Mc Cloud and the China series, but this is nothing like those "comfortable stories. I am maybe a bit squeamish and I found this a bit too war torn for my liking. It is the story of a "soldier of fortune" aka mercenary who has taken the rap for what happened when he was a soldier in charge and things went horribly wrong. He was court marshalled and it ruined his marriage and his career and his relationship with his daughter. This story is about him trying to find a way forward after the death of the wife who turned his back on him, and for the daughter left behind to try and find him and get to know him.
I did listen to the end, but I can't say it was a comfortable listen and I was glad when it ended.
For me the moral of the story is ...........don't just use a credit on an author because you like a couple of his characters.

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JUST EXCELLENT

Another great story from the hand of Peter May. and of course, as we've come to expect, another fine performance by Peter Forbes...you will not be disappointed.

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terrific

thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story. The narration was excellent and brought it to life.

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Compelling

I am old enough to remember this period of history but the book brings the horror to life through the eyes of the people concerned.
I could not stop listening. It is a roller-coaster ride of emotions. I thoroughly recommend it for plot and performance

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Top3

This is no easy task but is in my top3 PM books. I had concerns around the length of the book thinking it maybe drawn out but it starts on full throttle & your in....One book that could come with a money back sticker.
You won’t be disappointed.. Enjoy

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What’s new

A great and thought provoking read. Do we never learn?
Refugees in their thousands , exactly what is happening today.
Wealthy, ugly, malicious and corrupt people whose god is money.
Frightened women and men with sad, fearful children all who have to flee their country because of war. People looking for peace , acceptance and a new life. Such atrocities still happening today.
Do we never learn? As Jack thought love is better than hatred.

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An extraordinary series of challenges

I loved the author's Island Trilogy but gave up series of stories set in China so wasn't sure if I'd like this novel with the background of the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1970s Cambodia. However, I did enjoy the book. It reminded me of the kind of story Frederick Forsyth writes with men involved in daring exploits and finding relief in the arms of beautiful women, but, where Forsyth fills his books with technical details about guns etc, Peter May, creates a great sense of the character's surroundings and the ambiance of the country in which the story is set. There are two strands to book: soldier of fortune, Jack Elliot, taking on an almost impossible task of getting a Cambodian family out of the country who are held in a camp guarded by Khmer Rouge soldiers and secondly the attempt by his daughter, Lisa, to find him when she discovers that he is not dead as her mother had claimed. The Jack Elliot strand is the more compelling I found Lisa's too unbelievable in all the terrible things that happened to her. I'm nit picking here but I felt the author used just too many similes to underlie a point when leaving the image to the readers imagination would have been better.
Peter Forbes's narration is excellent as usual.

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Gruelling listening

You need a strong stomach to listen to this book, especially at mealtimes. A harrowing tale with gratuitous detail at times. Nothing left to the imagination! Nonetheless it is an interesting insight into a part of history now tragically half forgotten.

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Incredible

Really well written a totally believable amazing tale all its twists and turns not requiring any suspension of the readers credibility.

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One of Peter May's best stories

Great plot. Stunning story. Great performance by Peter Forbes. Great entertainment. I know all of Peter May's books and had long hesitated. Cambodia hadn't attracted me much. The story was a big surprise.

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