Horn of Africa
By (author) Philip Caputo
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Horn of Africa by Philip Caputo
Book DescriptionWhen Vietnam veteran and foreign correspondent Charlie Gage is recruited by the shadowy Thomas Colfax to assist with something called Operation Atropos, he has no idea he is about to be enlisted for guerilla warfare in northeast Africa. Once he realizes he s a mercenary, however, he is not at all concerned. Ever since his young secretary was killed by a grenade at their bureau office in Beirut a couple of years before, he has lost all volition. Which is why he so readily capitulates not only to Colfax, but also, and more dangerously so, to every command of Jeremy Nordstrand, the mystical megalomaniac determined to achieve greatness on their seemingly suicidal mission. Set in the forsaken yet exotic deserts of Ethiopia, Horn of Africa is a vividly detailed and masterfully plotted novel chronicling a broken man s struggle for salvation and inner freedom in the midst of a broken nation s fight for stability and peace."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375725111
(197mm x 133mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Philip Caputo
Acts of Faith, Paperback / softback (July 2006)
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author of the highly praised novels "The Voyage" and "Horn of Africa"--comes a stunning, timely new novel about the physical perils and moral crises faced by a group of men and women who try to relieve the suffering caused by war and famine in contemporary Sudan.
Voyage, Paperback (November 2001)
One June morning Cyrus Braithwaite orders his sons to sail from their Maine home and not return until September. The three boys and a friend begin a perilous journey down the East Coast. Almost a century later, Cyrus's great-grandaughter Sybil is determined to unravel the mystery of the voyage.
Rumor of War, Paperback (August 1999)» View all books by Philip Caputo
In 1965, Marine Lieutenant Philip Caputo landed in Danang with the first ground combat unit committed to fight in Vietnam. After 16 months he returned home - physically whole, emotionally wasted, his idealism shattered. This story is about the things men do in war and the things war does to them.
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Author Biography - Philip Caputo
Philip Caputo lives in Norwalk, Connecticut.
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