An enormous slow-moving industrial convoy becomes a terrifying military target when civil war breaks out in a southern African state…
It was no ordinary juggernaut. Longer than a football pitch, weighing 550 tons, and moving at an average of five miles per hour, it also carries a load whose worth is almost priceless.
Its job - and that of company troubleshooter Neil Mannix - is to move a giant transformer across Nyala, an oil-rich African state. Outwardly politically stable, Nyala erupts in civil war, and Mannix finds himself, and the juggernaut, at the centre of the conflict - a target of ambush and threat, with no way to run and nowhere to hide…
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'Compulsively readable.' GUARDIAN
'As long as meticulous craftsmanship and honest entertainment are valued, and as long as action, authenticity, and expertise still make up the strong framework of the good adventure/thriller, Desmond Bagley's books will surely be read.' REGINALD HILL, Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers
'Bagley is a master storyteller.' DAILY MIRRORAbout the Author:
Desmond Bagley wrote 16 novels, becoming one of the world's top-selling authors, with his books translated into more than 30 languages. He was born in 1923 in Kendal and brought up in Blackpool, beginning his working life, aged 14, in the printing industry. After working in an aircraft factory during the Second World War, he decided to travel, working his way through Europe and southern Africa, and in 1951 joined the gold mining industry before becoming a freelance journalist in Johannesburg, where he wrote his first novel, The Golden Keel, in 1962. In 1964 he returned to England, finally settling in Guernsey with his wife, where he died in 1983.
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Book Description Harpercollins Uk, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006172504