The Burning Sky by Jack Ludlow
(Roads to War)

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1935: Cal Jardine is a soldier of fortune. Forced to flee Hamburg after helping Jews escape Nazi Germany, he is recruited by a secretive British committee to smuggle guns from Rumania into Abyssinia. Taken to the Horn of Africa, the guns are transported over the harsh landscape, a slave traders’ route full of danger, into the hands of the Ethiopian army. On his travels, Jardine acquires more baggage than he cares for, including a beautiful, but difficult, American woman in search of her archaeologist mother, a determined British reporter and a daredevil French flyer.

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

 

About Jack Ludlow

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JACK LUDLOW is the pen name of writer David Donachie,who was born in Edinburgh in 1944. He has had a variety of jobs, selling everything from business machines to soap. He has always had an abiding interest in the naval history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which he drew on for the many novels he has set in that period. Rome, in the days of the Republic, is another area of special interest. He lives in Deal with his partner, the author Sarah Grazebrook.
 
Published September 26, 2011 by Allison & Busby. 446 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, War, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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