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The Art of War

Sun Tzu

What the CIA, MI6 and DGSE k now for certain is that his name is not Alex Weatherby. Trying to drift away from a life as a freelancer for intelligence services, when Weatherby looks up from his rented shack in Martinique, he knows he’s not quite through yet. 

 

With the discovery of oil reserves in the Liberian interior that outpace Nigeria’s, Western powers need to contact a charismatic and reportedly deranged warlord and his followers far into the hinterlands. He is not the only power sending brigades of engineers and arms dealer into the jungle to buy the madman off.

 

The operation is dangerous and deniable. Without a digital fingerprint, Weatherby knows he’s the man for the job. He also knows he’s not expected to return alive.

September 2021

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A Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to al-Medinah & Meccah

Cpt. Sir Richard Burton

Sir Richard Burton's world knew no real frontiers. The first European in the capital of Somaliland  and the first see the Great Lakes of central Africa. It was in 1853, though that he penetrated into the holiest cities of Islam, forbidden to infidels.

 

No public school amateur, in the hands of lesser explorer and writer that Burton, this might have been mere adventurism.  This narrative is so much more: a keen observer, Burton shows a facilitation with the glories of the culture he's exploring.

 

Burton writes with a personal style and dry humor against a backdrop of danger in this classic of culture, religion and great travel writing that has mad this book a classic for more than a century. 

November 2021

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Weatherby

Peter Fitzhugh

What the CIA, MI6 and DGSE k now for certain is that his name is not Alex Weatherby. Trying to drift away from a life as a freelancer for intelligence services, when Weatherby looks up from his rented shack in Martinique, he knows he’s not quite through yet. 

 

With the discovery of oil reserves in the Liberian interior that outpace Nigeria’s, the Western powers need to contact a charismatic – reportedly deranged – warlord and his followers deep in the hinterlands. He is not the only one.  Powers from across the world are pushing into the jungle to buy the madman off.

 

The operation is dangerous and deniable. Without a digital fingerprint, Weatherby knows he’s the man for the job. He also knows he’s not expected to return alive.

November 2021