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LANCE WEBER ADVENTURE
LANCE OF GOD
by Andrew McCoy
The author of AFRICAN REVENGE brings all his expertise in machinery and warfare to a story of high and topical excitement.
Christine Rawls’ first attempt to deliver a cargo of grain to the famine-stricken deserts of Chad is thwarted when her aircraft is forced down. Christine is humiliated, then contemptuously set free — as a mere woman — by the Islamic soldiers of the despot who cannot afford to see credit for charity go elsewhere.
Christine is determined to get the supplies through before it is too late, and approaches the one man capable of tackling the job: Lance Weber. It is a formidable task, and Lance at first rejects it as impossible. But Christine is in her own way every bit as ruthless, and Lance finds himself committed to organizing a convoy of thirty trucks of grain and medicines four and a half thousand miles along the dangerous spine of Africa. Confronted by hostile interests at every step of the way, Lance is forced to deploy all his lethal skills to batter his mission of mercy into the landlocked, wartorn heart of the continent.
To get his life-saving cargo through, Lance must threaten death — and deliver it.
LANCE OF GOD is a tour de force by a writer at the peak of his form.
— blurb by John Blackwell from the original Secker & Warburg hardcover edition
What the critics said:
"Mr McCoy gets on with the job of telling us exactly what it is like in the Heart of Darkness. He has the soldier's eye for terrain and the soldier's eye for character. This has the ring of truth."
John Braine/Sunday Telegraph
"Very rough, exciting, filmic, and redolent of a nostalgie de boue d'Afrique. Full of the rapport and affection for blacks experienced only by the genuine old Africa hand."
Alastair Phillips/Glasgow Herald
"Like the unblinking eye of a cobra, it is fascinating and hard to look away from, powerful and unique."
Edwin Corley/Good Books
"I found this work excellent. I recommend it as a book to read on several planes, whether of politics, history or just as thriller -- every episode is firmly etched on my memory. It is certainly a most impressive work of fiction."
"H.P."/BBC External Service
"Like a steam hammer on full bore."
Jack Adrian/Literary Review
"Something else again. The author has plenty of first-hand experience of the conditions he describes so vividly."
Marese Murphy/Irish Times
"Totally convincing fiction."
Colonel Jonathan Alford, Director, Institute for Strategic Studies/BBC World at One
"The reader is in good hands."
"Even in an entertaining thriller he makes us see ourselves anew."
"Graphic adult Boys Own Adventure."
The Irish Press
"Truly different from anything else I have read before."