Sunday, September 04, 2005
Title: "Kruger's Gold
Author: Sidney Allinson
Publisher and Distributor: Xlibris
Pages: 298 Price: $18.69 / 28.79 ISBN: 0-7388-6586-9
Reader: Bob Spear
Rating: Four Hearts
Kruger's Gold is an excellent historical military novel about the Anglo-Boer War in South Africa in 1902. An up from the ranks Canadian Lieutenant, Harry Lanyard, leads a patrol of colonial personnel for the British Army on a mission to find millions in gold left behind by ex-Transvaal President, Paul Kruger, during his forced exile from Africa. Harry must fight Boer guerillas, dissention in his own ranks, a Boer spy, a Russian spy, and the love of his life. The book is based on superb research of many real-life events.
It's not often we see anything on the Boer war, so this is an excellent and welcome addition to the genre. The author is a fine writer (Boulter Award winner) and military historian. He has six books under his belt and it shows. He uses excellent characterization and dialogue. His settings come to life, and he uses good plot twists. We top rated this book Four Hearts.
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