A major source of iridium is discovered near the diamond fields of South Africa, a metal essential to the development of strategic weapons. An East German scientist finds that his secret has been discovered and powers are aligned against him. The author also wrote "A Twist of Sand".
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Geoffrey Jenkins was born in 1920 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa and educated in the old Transvaal, where he wrote his first book-a legal history-at the age of seventeen. After leaving school he worked as a sub-editor in Zimbabwe, later becoming a newspaperman in both Britain and South Africa. He combined a most successful career in journalism with a life-long interest in the sea, and his knowledge of ships and sailing has provided the background to many of his novels. His first novel, A Twist of Sand, was published in 1959 and immediately became a bestseller; it was later filmed. Eight more most successful novels followed having sold over five million copies in twenty-three different languages. www.geoffrey-jenkins.co.za
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Book Description Fontana Press, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006168825