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By Wilbur A. Smith

The Congo. located on the center of sub-Saharan Africa, it's a position the place males die for diamonds. for romance. And for the unholy excitement of others...

Bruce Curry is the chief of a mercenary band with the doubtful help of 3 officials. His challenge: to alleviate a diamond-mining city bring to an end by way of the combating and retrieve a worthy consignment of diamonds. alongside the best way, he meets a gorgeous Belgian girl. Shermaine is a dream come precise. however the remainder of Curry's trip is set to develop into a residing nightmare.

Ranged opposed to his ill-disciplined unit are bandits, guerrillas, and opposed tribes that infest the land. In a sinister surroundings of all-powerful evil, Curry fights to stick alive—and defend Shermaine, his one real love. yet to take action, he needs to face one other, even deadlier enemy: considered one of his personal men...

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Hendry rubbed his abdominal and pulled a face. ‘Too a lot meat final evening! ’ The gendarme who understood English laughed and translated into French. all of them laughed and one among them referred to as whatever in a dialect that Hendry didn't comprehend. They watched him stroll away one of the bushes. once he was once out of sight of the camp Hendry began to run, circling again in the direction of the circulate. ‘This goes to be a excitement! ’ He laughed aloud. – 29 – Fifty yards under the waft the place the line crossed the movement Shermaine came upon a shallow pool. there have been reeds with fluffy heads round it and a small seashore of white river sand, black boulders, polished around and shiny tender, the water nearly blood hot and so transparent that she may perhaps see a shoal of fingerlings nibbling on the eco-friendly algae that covered the boulders underneath the skin. She stood barefooted within the sand and regarded round rigorously, however the reeds screened her, and she or he had requested Jacque to not permit any of his males come right down to the river whereas she was once there. She undressed, dropped her outfits throughout one of many black boulders and with a cake of cleaning soap in her hand waded out into the pool and decreased herself till she sat with the water as much as her neck and the sand pleasantly tough below her bare at the back of. She washed her hair first after which lay stretched out with the water relocating lightly over her, tender because the caress of silk. becoming daring the tiny fish darted in and nibbled at her pores and skin, tickling, in order that she gasped and splashed at them. finally she ducked her head lower than the outside and, with the water streaming out of her hair into her eyes, she groped her as far back as the financial institution. As she stooped, nonetheless part blinded, for her towel Wally Hendry’s hand closed over her mouth and his different arm rotated her waist from in the back of. ‘One squeak out of you and I’ll wring your bloody neck. ’ He spoke hoarsely into her ear. She might odor his breath, hot and bitter in her face. ‘Just faux I’m outdated Bruce – then either one of us will take pleasure in it. ’ And he chuckled. Sliding speedy over her hip his hand moved downwards and the surprise of it galvanized her into frantic struggles. retaining her simply Hendry stored on chuckling. She opened her mouth all at once and one in every of his arms went in among her tooth. She bit with all her power and felt the surface holiday and tasted blood in her mouth. ‘You complain! ’ Hendry jerked his hand away and she or he opened her mouth to scream, however the hand swung again, clenched, into the aspect of her face, knocking her head throughout. The scream by no means reached her lips for he hit her back and he or she felt herself falling. shocked through the blows, mendacity within the sand, she couldn't think it was once occurring, until eventually she felt his weight upon her and his knee compelled cruelly among hers. Then she began to fight back, attempting to twist clear of his mouth and the odor of his breath. ‘NO, no, no. ’ She repeated it again and again, her eyes close tightly so she didn't have to determine that face above her, and her head rolling back and forth within the sand. He was once so robust, so immensely strong.

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