By Wilbur Smith
In Wilbur Smith's Rage, within the moment half the 20 th century, the long run bears down on Africa--fueled by means of the sins of the earlier and the blood feuds of countries, tribes, and households. For the Courtney kin, who've recognized this continent from the depths of its gold mines to the top of political energy, a time of reckoning is at hand.
Shasa Courtney has lived, fought and enjoyed among Afrikaners, Englishmen, and natives. His mom is by way of his facet however the remainder of the area round him is exploding. Even his kinfolk harbors secrets and techniques extra harmful than his personal worst enemies.
Now, a continent is convulsed. Streets teem with protestors. determined and devious males forge risky alliances. And Shasa faces stunning revelations among traitors, fugitives, and heroes--leading a liked state into the flames of civil war…
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