(From the publisher):
Tom Jordan finds himself immediately involved in a local revolution in South America when he discovers the deposed President unconscious in his garden - weak with fatigue and with a price on his head.
There were three choices open to him: surrender Camara, the ex-President, to the revolutionaries; turn him away or help him escape to the frontier.
Haunted by the death rattle of the firing squads, Tom decides to run for the frontier with his wife Susan and Camara.
By the end of the day Tom and his wife are being hunted as much as the man they are trying to save and they have only just begun to taste the bitter fruits of courage and generosity in a world of callous brutality.
Original title: Act of Mercy
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Political Intrigue and Terrorism