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Publisher's Summary

The deck bucked under her feet, and she was hurtled backwards on to the bunk again, and the blast of a massive explosion ripped through the ship. 'What is happening?' she screamed.  

Love in a time of war. Hope in a time of danger.  

One of the greatest fighter pilots of the Great War, Michael Courtney is saved by the French noblewoman Centaine de Thiry when he crashes near her home. Soon after, Centaine finds herself alone and carrying Michael's child and must travel across the ocean to join his family in South Africa.  

But no journey is ever simple, and a pregnant Centaine finds herself shipwrecked in shark-infested waters off Africa's notorious Skeleton Coast, a deadly swim away from the sun-bleached desert that will see her defenceless and alone. When hope arrives, she has no way of knowing if she will be saved - or left in greater danger than ever before.... 

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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For me parts of this book were slow. However, being a Courtney fan this is a must read. it still deserves a 5 rating!

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Real Psge Turner!

Don't start if you csn't spend sime time with
Cobstaurs, a young lady who is only 17 at the beginnungs of the book, taking place in world War 1 France. Your sttention to finding out the resolutuin of the next crisis in it, will she make it?? She has strength in many a crisis' but will she continue to be brave?

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Excellent story in a great series.

Although lacking the personal connection I especially felt in the preceding books, this was a great story, that left me hanging a bit. Won't divulge why....

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Throughly enjoyabble

Great listening and can't wait for the next one to continue my listening now

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Excellent story

This is one of the best stories my wife & I have read together. I wish someone like Clint Eastwood or Kevin Costner would make it into a movie!!

The way the bushmen survive in the desert is amazing.

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Comtinue third book of South Africa

Another generation continues the story of the development of South Africa through the various branches of one family. the branches of one family. this period is during the Great War and the discovery of a diamond laden valley.

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Riveting

A riveting story from beginning to end, although it ended rather abruptly. Need to buy the sequel to see what happens.

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  • 02-08-19

Riveting storyline!

Loved it! Kept me enthralled the whole book and was disappointed when it ended. Can't wait for the next installment of this fantastic storyline!

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  • Clint Stringer
  • 05-19-22

Great read

Had me going from start to finish, can’t wait to start the next book in the series

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  • Gabrielle
  • 04-26-22

Brilliant

Brilliant breathtaking.
I would recommended this book to women that love adventure and resilience of a women fighting for her very existence

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  • Andrew Tully
  • 11-12-21

West coast of Namibia - a literary delight

Wilbur Smith does extraordinarily justice to the naïvety, skill, loveliness and brave earthiness of the Bushman people.

At the same time, I who have spent much time in Walvis, the Kuiseb, the surrounding sand dunes and dry (but very alive) desert am deeply grateful the author who has described the desolation, harshness, beauty, brutal awesomeness of the region.

Listening to this book brought back vivid memories of that land… oh so very beautiful if you have the courage to embrace it!

Bravo!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-30-21

Loved this book!

This was the first in the “Courtney” series and I can’t wait to listen to the next!! More enjoyable than the “Ancient Egypt” series which were great stories but too graphic in the description of violence.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-21

brilliant!

absolutely loved this book! Can't wait to have the rest. I was taken in by Centaine

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  • Janique
  • 07-01-21

Venture into the Namibian Desert

What a journey, against the backdrop of war Smith transports us from the lush, green countryside of France to the arid and unforgiving harshness of the Namibian desert. And so too we journey from the heights and exhilaration of new love to the depths of grief and suffering, to taking a deep breath with a happy reunion and hope only to sigh as we face hardship and the struggle for survival to end on the edge of loneliness. Another masterfully told story.

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  • Phil Hollywood
  • 11-24-20

Another great read (listen)

Absolutely awesome book. Narrated perfectly. Hard to stop listening once you start. Onto the next book in the Courtney series... Can't wait!

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  • Jody Allen
  • 07-01-20

My Favourite Book Of All Time.

Simply one of the greatest books ever written. A true masterpiece. Brilliantly narrated by Sean Barrett.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-05-20

action packed

I loved every minute. Great narration and great story. can't wait to read the next book.