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The Dogs Of War

The Dogs Of War

The discovery of a mountain of platinum in the remote African republic of Zangaro causes Sir James Manson, a smooth, ruthless tycoon, to hire an army of mercenaries to topple the government and replace its dictator with a puppet president. But the situation develops into a terrif... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780099642411
Barcode 9780099642411
Published 1 July 2000 by Cornerstone
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Forsyth, Frederick
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ISBN-13 9780099642411
ISBN-10 0099642417
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Cornerstone
Imprint Arrow Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 July 2000
International Publication Date 4 April 1996
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Forsyth, Frederick
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
War Fiction
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 110mm
Height: 178mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 247g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress English fiction, 20th century
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 110516

Description of this Book

An astonishing discovery is made in the remote African republic of Zangaro, one which could change the course of a nation's history forever. But such a discovery cannot be kept secret for long and Sir James Manson will stop at nothing to protect this find. A ruthless and bloody-minded tycoon, Manson immediately hires an army of mercenaries and with this deadly crew behind him he sets out to topple the government and replace its dictator with a puppet president. But news of the discovery has reached Russia - and suddenly Manson finds he no longer makes the rules in this power game. A game in which win or lose means life or death.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A super thriller. . .as instantly enthralling as the day of the Jackal. -- Publishers Weekly, <p> There is no doubt about it. Frederick Forsyth can write spellbinders. --Bestsellers.
US Review More jackals - and better than The Odessa File - the terrain this time is a godforsaken little kingdom of nothing called Zangaro on the coast of West Africa now put on the map for one James Manson of Manson Consolidated Mining Company Ltd. by a mineral deposit thought to be tin, later revealed as platinum. There seem to be only two kinds of people in the world, at any rate Forsyth's, namely predators and grazers; Manson is one of the former but so is the mercenary Cat Shannon from Ulster whom he hires to take over the republic of Zangaro and dispose of its Papa Doc president. Commando style. That's Shannon. He also has a hard-to-beat panache ( Don't threaten me. It costs a fortune in flowers. ) and, by the close, something more you will never have suspected. Before that time, however, this deals with the apparatus, Forsyth's forte, of the 100 day coup and it's all precision timed and metered down to the last mm. Definitely a man's man of a book - audacious and authoritative. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author's Bio

Former RAF pilot and investigative journalist, Frederick Forsyth defined the modern thriller when he wrote The Day of The Jackal, described by Lee Child as 'the book that broke the mould', with its lightning-paced storytelling, effortlessly cool reality and unique insider information. Since then he has written twelve novels which have been bestsellers around the world: The Odessa File, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fourth Protocol, The Negotiator, The Deceiver, The Fist of God, Icon, Avenger, The Afghan, The Cobra and, most recently, The Kill List. He lives in Buckinghamshire, England.

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