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A nineteen year old is catapulted out of an 1890s rural lifestyle into the cradle of terrorism, genocide and reprisals, in a strange land. Thanks to some military type training, he is able to survive wounding, capture, escape and emergency surgery and rescue a business while fighting as an irregular to help hasten the end of the Boer war. He encounters the slave trade, mass murder reprisals and terrorism. During this time, he falls in love with a very beautiful girl of mixed race and has the prejudice of a mixed marriage, false accusation and relentless victimization to overcome. About the Author: Hugh Aldersey was educated at Radley College and Birkenhead College and worked in heavy engineering before going into the British Army. He was commissioned in REME and served in Egypt with African Colonial troops, British troops and native tradesmen. On leaving the Army he migrated to Australia and was editor of the Australian Mechanical Engineering magazine. He has also held a number of positions in technical marketing and has travelled extensively.

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