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Publisher's Summary

Has Ben Hope finally met his match?

The master best seller returns with the explosive follow-up to Star of Africa. The second in a two-part series.

Held hostage by a despicable tyrant in the heart of Africa - within the lawless and unforgiving Congo - it's not looking good for Ben Hope. Even worse, someone very important to him has fallen into the enemy's hands, and they're using this against Ben as part of a depraved plan to bend him to their will.

©2016 Scott Mariani (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Slick, serpentine and very, very entertaining.... If you've got a pulse, you'll love Scott Mariani; if you haven't, then maybe you crossed Ben Hope." (Simon Toyne)
"Scott Mariani is an awesome writer." (Chris Kuzneski)
"Deadly conspiracies, bone-crunching action and a tormented hero with a heart.... Scott Mariani packs a real punch." (Andy McDermott)
"A romp of a read, each page like a tasty treat. Enjoy." (Steve Berry)

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Worst in series

The main characters are morons, there is no way special service soldiers would act in the way the characters did in this book, as for Benz so-called son he needs belting, he cost thousands of lives Freezone arrogant self-righteous stupidity and this contrived story One minute Ben is really smart intelligent you have a minute is making stupid erratic decisions. Really this is about bad writing, the author was trying to contrive situations and scenes and the Cotuit is violence went on way too long, we got the point Africa is tough.

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  • William
  • 30-04-2018

Unnerving but gripping.

Gruesome & unnecessarily gory in places. NOT for kids. I know these horrors go on in Africa but I don't think it's needed in entertainment.

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  • Ali Payam
  • 15-08-2017

Epic story

One of the best in the Ben Hope series. The story really takes you there. Fantastic performance by narrator.

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  • CJP
  • 25-06-2017

Glad that's over!

This was a hard read! I am a big fan of the Ben hope books and have read them all to date but the last 2 were tough. I had to switch to audiobook because of the content being so dark. I might take a break from them for a bit.

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  • Graham
  • 03-03-2017

A really great listen!

Before starting this book I did listen to part I, I would recommend it & read some reviews.
The books are full of great action, sympathetic & gruesome characters in equal parts, a full grasp of Africa.... politically etc plus many twists & turns.
I enjoyed both books, particularly this one & certainly recommend to anyone who thrives on action & adventure..... wonderful!

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  • Ian M
  • 26-02-2017

Brilliant.

Like all of Scott's stories. Fast, full of action, hard to put down. Just plain brilliant.

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  • Pen Name
  • 22-02-2017

Great

Awesome book great story usual gripping stuff can't wait for the next, hopefully that will be released soon !!!!

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  • philip stonehouse
  • 08-02-2017

Great book

As this was part of two books it was hard to score the first book but now I have listened to them both I have to say very good books could have made this one book but hey ho .

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  • Mark
  • 06-01-2017

What a rollercoaster

Totally enthralled by this rollercoaster of a book
Ben hope wipes the floor with his contemporaries

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  • Isis
  • 20-12-2016

Another good book

Another page turner from the author. Though must wart readers who are sensitive that this book is quite violent in parts

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  • Goronwy-Wyn
  • 13-12-2016

The story is now finished

The last book "Star of Africa" left a lot hanging.....this is a solid end and was worth the wait.