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Some very dark moments....
on 13 September 2011
Set in Africa during the Congo crisis Bruce Curry is given the mission of liberating a towns citizens (and the diamonds) from the marauding rebels.
There are only him and 3 other white men with him, a disgraced alcoholic doctor, a repressed homosexual and the ever bullying Wally Hendry. They have to lead a small mercenary band on this mission encountering bloodshed at every turn.
A page-turner of a novel with some very nice gory touches which include torture and cannibalism.
A few parts were a bit too slushy for me... (Why do they always fall in love after about 6 hours...?) but a very good read all the same. I especially like the way Smith shares the characters thoughts as well as what they say.
Will definitely be seeking out more works by this author.