Monsoon

Courtney Family Adventures

Wilbur Smith

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One man. Three sons. A powerful destiny waiting to unfold.

Once a voracious adventurer, it has been many years since Hal Courtney has dared the high seas. Now he must return with three of his sons - Tom, Dorian, and Guy - to protect the East India Trading Company from looting pirates, in exchange for half of the fortune he recovers. Riding the wind-tossed seas toward Arabia and Africa, a dangerous, exhilarating, epic adventure will begin, pitting brother against brother, man against sea, and good against evil

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Monsoon
The three boys came up through the gill behind the chapel, so that they were hidden from the big house and the stables. Tom, the eldest, led them as he always did, but the youngest brother was close on his heels, and when Tom paused where the stream made its first turn above the village he renewed his argument. "Why do I always have to be the cat? Why can I never join in the fun, Tom?""Because you are the littlest," Tom told him, with lordly authority. He was surveying the tiny hamlet below them, which was now visible in the slot of the ravine.

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"Smith is a captivating storyteller."
- The Orlando Sentinel

"A masterful tale of action and suspense set on the high seas, [in] arid deserts, and steaming jungles... Clever plot twists and lavish historical detail...a smooth blend of adventure and romance, the novel is an atmospheric trip through the fierce mysteries of the Dark Continent and the Arabian seas."
- Publishers Weekly

"[Smith is] one of the world's most popular and prolific adventure writers."
- The Washington Post Book World

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Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith is the bestselling author of many novels, each meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His bestselling Courtney series includes Assegai, The Sound of Thunder, Birds of Prey, and Blue Horizon. His other books include Those in Peril, River God, Warlock, The Seventh Scroll, and The Sunbird. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages and have sold over eighty million copies. Smith was born to a British family in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, in Central Africa, and attended Rhodes University in South Africa. He has homes in Cape Town, London, Switzerland and Malta.

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Monsoon
Wilbur Smith

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
April 2000
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312971540
ISBN10: 0312971540
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 822 pages
$9.99

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Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
May 2003
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312317126
ISBN10: 0312317123
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 624 pages
$18.99

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Thomas Dunne Books
May 2003
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429908924
ISBN10: 1429908920
544 pages
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