Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
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.