(From the publisher):
An unknown assassin was on the loose, steadfast, cunning - and determined. And upon the thread of one man's life hung the uncertain fate of a hate-torn nation!
The time was the summer of 1961; the nation was the newly-declared independent state of Katanga; the man was its president - Moise Tshombe!
Unless Katanga was to be swallowed up in the chaos that had engulfed the rest of the unhappy Congo, President Tshombe had to remain alive. His impending assassination had to be prevented to avoid even worse bloodshed and terror.
Two men were assigned the momentous task - Sexton Blake and his partner, Edward Carter. And they were given a seventy-two hour deadline - if in that time they failed to prevent the assassination attempt and expose the sinister men behind it, then all hell was due to braek loose in Katanga!
In their grim task Blake and Carter found few friends. but made many enemies... The sinuous, watery-eyed U.N. official, Declan O'Donovan; his shrewd young escort, the petite Crystal - raven-haired, and beautiful; the fanatical and smoothly handsome Doctor Yoruba; the mysterious cosmopolitan Simon Trois... the man without a country.
Written by W. Howard Baker, based on a story by Sydney J. Bounds.
Original title: White Mercenary
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ General
- Sexton Blake Library # 505 - August 1962