The Dogs of War by Frederick Forsyth

bookshelves: paper-read, film-only, re-visit-2015, spring-2015, adventure, published-1974, military-manoeuvres, african-continent

Read from January 01, 1976 to March 26, 2015

There was a film made – who knew – and starring, wait for it, Christopher Walken and we all love him since Mousehunt and that fab Fatboy Slim ‘Weapon of Choice’ video.

Description: In a remote corner of Zangara, a small republic in Africa, lies Crystal Mountain. At certain times of the day the mountain emits a strange glow. Only Sir James Manson knows why. The mountain contains ten billion dollars worth of the world’s most valuable mineral, platinum.

Now the only question is, how to get hold of it. Sir James knows how. Invade the country with a band of savage, cold-blooded mercenaries. Topple the government and set up a puppet dictatorship. Unleash the dogs of war!…

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