By Wilbur Smith
"Fascinating...Stunning...Seduction and betrayal. Politics and treachery. Wilbur Smith's THE GOLDEN FOX combines those parts and extra with the sweetness and violence of the African continent.... Compelling."
THE unfastened LANCE-STAR (Fredericksburg, VA)
The Courtney family members blood has future hot--as sizzling because the ardour and turmoil boiling in war-torn South Africa. while certainly one of their very own succumbs to the worst type of evil, these ties are positioned to the last word test.
Isabella Courtney, staggering daughter of South Africa's ambassador to England, is passionately keen about Ramon, the Marques de Santiago y Machado--also often called the Golden Fox, one of many world's so much ruthless terrorists. while she secretly bears his baby, Ramon kidnaps the boy and persuades robust, but reluctant, Isabella to betray South Africa and her cherished family...until the reality ultimately comes out, and the explosive Courtneys rally to her part and strike again with a raging vengance....
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