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|Format:||Paperback, 264 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 October 2006|
"From the sweat of lovers to the blood of warriors, Wilbur Smith delivers a compelling tale with fast-paced adventure and electrifying intrigue in this unforgettable novel..."
WHEN A REALM OF TREASURE IS AT STAKE...
North of Johannesburg, five companies share the Kitchenerville fields, furiously blasting and digging deep into the earth. For some men, gold mining is a way of life— and death. For some it’ s just a business. For one man, it’ s the most dangerous game of all...
FORTUNES ARE GAMBLED, LOVERS ARE BETRAYED...
Rod Ironsides makes love to his boss’ s wife and drives his miners faster and harder than anyone has ever dared. A few weeks ago, Ironsides had a passion for golf and one-night stands. Now, he has been handed a prize and a curse: to blast through rock and reap a fortune— or be destroyed.
AND DEATH IS ONLY AN INSTANT AWAY...
From a split-second, oxygen-sucking explosion to a looming underground wall of water, there are a dozen ways Rod can fail. But his passion and fury won’ t let him back down from a conspiracy he cannot see: men who want to turn his mine into a death trap— for the bloodiest pay-day of all...
"An epic...Smith joins the ranks of one of the grand masters of twentieth-century novels."— "Tulsa" World"
"An epic...Smith joins the ranks of one of the grand masters of twentieth-century novels."--Tulsa World 'I can recommend an extremely readable new novel, "Gold Mine" ... Mr. Smiths story is packed with action and excitement, and it surges along in crisp stile.' - "Sunday Express"""
Praise for Wilbur Smith
"Smith is a master." "--Publishers Weekly
""One of the world's most popular adventure writers." "--The Washington Post Book World
""A rare author who wields a razor-sharp sword of craftsmanship." "--Tulsa World"
"Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared." "--The Times" (UK)
"Best Historical Novelist--I say Wilbur Smith, with his swashbuckling novels of Africa. The bodices of rip and the blood flows. You can get lost in Wilbur Smith and misplace all of August."--Stephen King
"Action is Wilur Smith's game, and he is a master."--"The Washington Post Book World"
"The world's leading adventure writer." "--Daily Express" (UK)
"Wilbur Smith rarely misses a trick."--"Sunday Times"
"Smith is a captivating storyteller." "--The Orlando Sentinel"
"No one does adventure quite like Smith." --"Daily Mirror "(UK)
"A thundering good' read is virtually the only way of describing Wilbur Smith's books." --"The Irish Times"
|Publisher: ||St. Martin's Press|
|Dimensions: ||17.27 x 10.77 x 1.78 centimeters (0.13 kg)|