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When Vietnam veteran and foreign correspondent Charlie Gage is recruited by the shadowy Thomas Colfax to assist with something called Operation Atropos, he has no idea he is about to be enlisted for guerilla warfare in northeast Africa. Once he realizes hes a mercenary, however, he is not at all concerned. Ever since his young secretary was killed by a grenade at their bureau office in Beirut a couple of years before, he has lost all volition. Which is why he so readily capitulates not only to Colfax, but also, and more dangerously so, to every command of Jeremy Nordstrand, the mystical megalomaniac determined to achieve greatness on their seemingly suicidal mission. Set in the forsaken yet exotic deserts of Ethiopia, Horn of Africa is a vividly detailed and masterfully plotted novel chronicling a broken mans struggle for salvation and inner freedom in the midst of a broken nations fight for stability and peace.

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Pulitzer Prize — winner Philip Caputo spins a gut-leveling story about a broken man's struggle for salvation and inner freedom in the midst of a broken nation's fight for stability and peace.<P>When Vietnam veteran and foreign correspondent Charlie Gage realizes he's been coerced into becoming a mercenary in a guerrilla war, he doesn't really care. A recent tragedy and his subsequent nervous breakdown have robbed him of all volition. But his lack of will becomes increasingly dangerous under the spell of Jeremy Nordstrand, the monstrous megalomaniac leading their suicidal mission into war-torn Ethiopia. Masterfully plotted and vividly detailed, Horn of Africa is a timeless tale of good and evil, a spellbinding epic into the heart of a modern-day desert darkness.

About the Author

Philip Caputo lives in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375725111
Author:
Caputo, Philip
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Mercenary troops
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Ethiopia
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Guerrilla warfare
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
7.96x5.26x1.09 in. .77 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Pulitzer Prize — winner Philip Caputo spins a gut-leveling story about a broken man's struggle for salvation and inner freedom in the midst of a broken nation's fight for stability and peace.<P>When Vietnam veteran and foreign correspondent Charlie Gage realizes he's been coerced into becoming a mercenary in a guerrilla war, he doesn't really care. A recent tragedy and his subsequent nervous breakdown have robbed him of all volition. But his lack of will becomes increasingly dangerous under the spell of Jeremy Nordstrand, the monstrous megalomaniac leading their suicidal mission into war-torn Ethiopia. Masterfully plotted and vividly detailed, Horn of Africa is a timeless tale of good and evil, a spellbinding epic into the heart of a modern-day desert darkness.
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