By Jon Land
(Forge Books, Hardcover, 9780765302267, 384pp.)
Publication Date: April 2002
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The West African country of Sierra Leone has long been known as a diamond-rich area. With civil war ripping the heart out of the country, all aspects of life there are unstable. Worst of all, guerrilla rebels, in their lust for the resource-rich land, have sunk to depravity and terrorism to evict people from the country.
It's into this maelstrom of political and emotional turmoil that Ben and Danielle must go. The leader of the rebels, a fanatical and charismatic woman known only as the Dragon, is not content with ravaging her own country. She plans a final coup that will perfect her power and topple Western governments-unless Ben and Danielle can stop her in time.
Jon Land is the author of four previous novels in this series, Pillars of Solomon, Walls of Jericho, A Walk in the Darkness and Keepers of the Gate. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
"Land stands head and shoulders above his competition."-The Boston Book Review