The epic adventure thriller from the no.1 bestselling author of the Last Kingdom series


Discover the classic adventure thriller from the legendary no.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Last Kingdom series

'Has you hooked from the beginning and keeps you wanting more. Once again Bernard Cornwell has taken me on an adventure' 5***** Reader Review

'A story full of twists. Cornwell had my enthralled' 5***** Reader Review

Paul Shanahan - part-time surveyor, notorious arms dealer and sometime suspected CIA agent - is a full-time scoundrel. But he's the perfect man if you need an illicit operation done - and done well.

So when five million dollars' worth of gold smuggled out of the Middle-East needs to get from Morocco to Miami by boat with no questions asked, his is the name on everyone's lips.

Except this time, Paul has other, more personal plans for the money - a chance to get back home. But with every major power in the world - not to mention more than one terrorist organisation - also on the hunt for gold, Paul will have to be at his absolute best.

Or he won't make it home alive . . .

Praise for Bernard Cornwell:

'Nobody in the world does this better than Cornwell' Lee Child

'Perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today'
Washington Post

'He's called a master storyteller. Really he's cleverer than that'

'The best battle scenes of any writer I've ever read, past or present'
George R. R. Martin

About the author

Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell, bestselling author of the Warlord Chronicles and the Sharpe series, is married and lives in Cape Cod, USA.
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