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The Burning Sky

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Author: Jack Ludlow

Genre: Historical Fiction
Format: Paperback
Rights: World
Pub. Date: 7th February 2011

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Price: £7.99

Format: Paperback

Part of the series:
Road to War Trilogy

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1935: Cal Jardine is a soldier of fortune. Forced to flee Hamburg, where he has been smuggling out Jews, he is recruited by a secretive British committee to smuggle guns from Romania into Abyssinia, threatened with an Italian invasion.

Taken to the Horn of Africa they are then transported over the harsh landscape, a slave trader’s route full of bandits, into the hands of the Ethiopian Army. On his travels Jardine acquires more baggage than he cares for, including a beautiful, but difficult American female in search of her archaeologist mother, a drunken British reporter and a daredevil French flyer.

The Ethiopians are ill-equipped to a face the invading  Italian army, equipped with tanks, bombers, and poison gas. Trained for war, can Jardine walk away or will he be drawn into a bloody conflict against massive odds, and still save those who now depend on him?

What Critics Have Said»

'This fictional story with its background of a little-remembered war builds up from pure adventure with excitement and daring all the way...but the day-long battle that settles the fate of Abyssinia is a devastatingly grim and detailed demonstration of the truth of warfare.'Historical Novels Review

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  • The Burning Sky
  • A Broken Land
  • A Bitter Field

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  • Mercenaries
  • Warriors
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