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Cry Wolf de Wilbur A. Smith
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Cry Wolf (1976 original; edició 1976)

de Wilbur A. Smith

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As Mussolini prepares to annihilate the people of Ethiopia, the two adventurers come up against Vicky Camberwell, the beautiful but fiery reporter bent on espousing their cause. Striking a bargain with a beleaguered Ethiopian prince, the trio dares to run gauntlet, guns and a batch of run-down armoured cars in a final, desperate gamble for freedom...… (més)
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Títol:Cry Wolf
Autors:Wilbur A. Smith
Informació:London, Heinemann, 1976, Hardback
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Cry Wolf de Wilbur A. Smith (1976)

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This a random read, completely out of my schedule, a book not even in my TBR. This also happened to be my second experience with Wilbur Smith, the first being an entertaining read, River God, which was a very different kind of book, set in an entirely different time and space.

Cry Wolf is a war fiction based on the 1935 Italian attack on Ethiopia, a deplorable event, a testimony to the ineffectiveness of the League of Nations (not that the current United Nations is doing such a stellar job). There seems to be a lot of errors and omissions from the actual event of attack, which may still be forgiven for this being a fictional account. But the book isn't much otherwise either, some bravado, some romance, a pinch of humour and a lot of craziness; but it fails to make a mark, emotional or otherwise. I probably would have been more moved by a well written account of a war between Martians and Plutonians.

An average read, I doubt I will sample more of what Wilbur Smith has to offer. ( )
  PiyushC | Feb 16, 2014 |
An amazing adventure of how a few brave men (and girls) almost single handedly hold off the Italian invasion of part of Ethiopia. A story of adventure, war, strife, misery and suffering, but also, ... a story of love and hope and kidness. ( )
  IAmAndyPieters | Dec 2, 2013 |
The year is 1935, shortly before World War II. The "Wolf of Rome", Italy's army under Mussolini, is poised to invade Ethiopia, whose army is not only ill-equipped, but also severely outnumbered. Desperate to save his troubled land, Emperor Haile Selassie enlists American Jake Barton and Englishman Gareth Swales, two risk-takers who both share a taste for danger and the thrill of adventure. The mission seems simple: Deliver four ancient refurbished armored cars and Vicky Camberwell, an American journalist, in exchange for a hefty weight of gold. But soon Jake and Gareth realize that this is just the beginning of a long, harrowing journey that will take them from the sea to the scorching deserts of Africa to the peaks of its treacherous mountains, where a dramatic struggle to stay alive awaits them...

### Review

"Wilbur Smith is a master."--*Washington Post Book World*

"Smith is a captivating storyteller."--*Orlando Sentinel*

"All the ingredients of the first-class action-adventure story." *Sunday Telegraph*

**Praise for Wilbur Smith**

“Smith is a master.” *—Publishers Weekly

*“One of the world’s most popular adventure writers.” *—The Washington Post Book World

*“A rare author who wields a razor-sharp sword of craftsmanship.” *—Tulsa World*

“Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared.” *—The Times* (UK)      
"Best Historical Novelist--I say Wilbur Smith, with his swashbuckling novels of Africa.  The bodices of rip and the blood flows.  You can get lost in Wilbur Smith and misplace all of August."--Stephen King

"Action is Wilur Smith's game, and he is a master."--*The Washington Post Book World*

“The world’s leading adventure writer.” *—Daily Express* (UK)

"Wilbur Smith rarely misses a trick."--*Sunday Times*

“Smith is a captivating storyteller.” *—The Orlando Sentinel*

“No one does adventure quite like Smith.” —*Daily Mirror *(UK)

"A thundering good’ read is virtually the only way of describing Wilbur Smith’s books.” —*The Irish Times*

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  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Antoerh typical Wilbur Smith adventure. Rude technology, handsome men, beautiful women, rough sex.
  hadden | Nov 22, 2011 |
I got this because I enjoyed Smith's Shout at the Devi, both as a book and as a film I saw in London, and because the Ethiopian campaign interests me. This has a clasic stereotype adventure climax--European heroine being tortured naked by African villain's henchwomen when European heroes show up, shoot henchwomen and villain, rescue heroine. ( )
  antiquary | Sep 4, 2011 |
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As Mussolini prepares to annihilate the people of Ethiopia, the two adventurers come up against Vicky Camberwell, the beautiful but fiery reporter bent on espousing their cause. Striking a bargain with a beleaguered Ethiopian prince, the trio dares to run gauntlet, guns and a batch of run-down armoured cars in a final, desperate gamble for freedom...

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