1976, war-torn Beirut. In a breathtaking act of daring, an unknown band of armed men blast their way into the Imperial Bank of Beirut. Over the next 48 hours they load up three trucks with gold bullion, and the raiders and the loot disappear forever.
Two weeks earlier, a young SAS Major newly arrived in The Regiment had tasked his men with scoping out just such a Beirut bank robbery — strictly as an exercise only. But when SAS veteran Luke Kilbride presented his plan for the heist, the Major tore it apart.
Kilbride and his men decided to prove the Major wrong.
But whilst the heist went like clockwork, that was just the start of things going badly wrong for Kilbride and his unit. Forced into hiding the loot, they make a quick getaway.
Now, thirty years later, Kilbride and his team are planning their return. But a powerful and ruthless enemy is hell bent on reaching the gold first. And so begins a race against time to get to the gold before the deadly Black Assassins can catch up with them.
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Damien Lewis is a journalist and documentary film maker and has spent twenty years reporting from conflict zones. He has worked for the Telegraph, the Guardian and the BBC. Slave and Operation Certain Death have both been Sunday Times bestsellers. He lives in London.Review:
"Perfect summer pool-side escapism" * Daily Mail * "An absolute belter of an adventure/thriller" * ETLife * "Cobra Gold is a fast moving story built around the biggest bank robbery the world has ever seen. The story starts with a highly professional bank-heist in Beirut, in 1976. The SAS team that breaks in are faced with a prize of staggering and unexpected proportions, then as courage, greed, opportunism and recklessness starts to unfold you get sucked into the problems of trying to hide, let alone dispose of a heavy and cumbersome mountain of gold valued at $50million. With an eye to technical accuracy, which is such a feature of Damien's writing, the tale finally brings us to the modern day. The terrorist organization that claims ownership of the gold and the authorities that send the team in to this most covert of covert operations are formidable adversaries and throwing them off the trail is no easy matter. This is modern drama at its best with Damien Lewis in top form" * Compass Magazine * "Incredible" * FHM *
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