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KING'S GOLD

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Location 19808, Delaware
Country United States
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Start Time Nov. 25, 2017 23:32:52
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KING'S GOLD
Glenn Macaskill

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Set against the backdrops of the genocidal massacre of thousands of tribespeople in Matabeleland in the 1980s and, more recently, the tragic dark cloud which descended upon Zimbabwe in the year 2000, a roller coaster ride takes the reader through tribal superstition and legend, murder, courage and romance. Trevor Lawson and friends find themselves embroiled in espionage involving the CIA and other intelligence agencies, the traumatic events of a nation on the brink of anarchy, and the exciting quest to unravel the secret of a priceless ancient relic." The foreword was written by Chris Munnion, Africa correspondent of the Daily Telegraph for over 20 years. His final paragraph reads "It is against a disturbing backdrop that Glenn Macaskill has set this story. As a long-serving policeman in the former Rhodesia, he has a depth of knowledge of the country and its people that gives his novel the depth, breadth and pace of a breaking news story the end of which will have to await history's judgement."


I quote from various media reviews: Pretoria News: "Headline: Novel set in Zim should be popular read. The massacre of thousands in Matabeleland is sharply painted and personalised through the eyes of a young herdsboy Benedict Nyati...gripping adventure at the Zimbabwe ruins...in a strong sub-plot a group of powerful people subtly plot Mugabe's downfall...discovery of an ancient relic and a daring scheme to get it out of the country...hotly pursued by the government's dreaded Central Intelligence Organisation...in the background farm invasions are rife, routes are perilous and loyalties divided...well rounded novel with good writing style...because of subject matter and setting I predict it will be a popular work with the reading public." African Armed Forces Journal: It had to come sooner or later and now it has. King's Gold, or more appropriately sub-titled An Epic Adventure Midst the Ruins of Zimbabwe.


All the ingredients are there for a good story, and when fact and fiction are coupled it can become difficult for the reader to put them in their true perspective. The author served for a number of years in the BSA Police and is well placed to keep the story line in kilter. Even when approaching the area of fiction, no doubt Glenn Macaskill was well aware that many of his readers would be in a position to express opinions on the possibility and probability of his story. So a jury was in place to ensure that he kept within reasonable parameters. Zimbabwe is well known as a gold producing country and the presence of natural wealth does allow of the introduction of the major powers or their surrogates, the intelligence agencies, to become involved. Whether this book is seen totally as a work of fiction, or fiction based on fact, even if the factual content is only a small percentage of the total, it is still a worthwhile read. King's Gold might even provide a guideline as to what will be the future of that troubled land, Zimbabwe


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Don't forget to check out our large range of books, videos and memorabilia items we have available. The world's finest collection of Rhodesiana today - available on the web. Please contact us with any question you might have. Visit us today at Memories of Rhodesia

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A note originality: Every effort is made to ensure the items we offer for sale are original, genuine items. This is done through the provenance of the item, known traits of originals and checking with known experts. If we have doubts as to it's antecedents we will clearly make them known.

A note on shipping: for items sent from the US to other countries our preferred method is Global Priority Mail which allows for tracking and speedy delivery, where possible. Second, by Air Mail. We use similar services from our UK and SA offices. Surface Mail is no longer offered by the US Postal Service and therefore not an option. We try to ship within 1 business day of payment. Thank you

A note on availability: Though we have one item listed, the chances are that we have additional copies available at one of other offices in the US, UK or South Africa. If we do then we usually ship from the office nearest the buyers location to ensure a speedier delivery. If you have any questions concerning availability please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you.

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