The Burning Shore

Paperback | February 1, 2007

byWilbur Smith

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Centaine de Thiry grew up with privilege, wealth, and freedom on a sprawling French estate. Then war came crashing down around her, and a daring young South African aviator named Michael Courtney stole her heart amidst the destruction. But the tides of fate and battle sent the young woman on a journey across a dangerous sea to the coast of Africa.


When Centaine's ship is torpedoed and sunk, she is plunged into a shark-filled sea miles from the unseen shore. And when she reaches land, Centaine puts foot not in the lush world that Michael Courtney described to her, but on the edge of a burning desert--alone and fighting for her life.


In a strange world, under a great rushing sky, Centaine sets forth in the company of wandering Bushmen--and then into the arms of a renegade white soldier who may be her savior or destruction. As Michael Courtney's family searches for Centaine, she comes near her promised land--and the untold tragedy and riches that it holds...

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Centaine de Thiry grew up with privilege, wealth, and freedom on a sprawling French estate. Then war came crashing down around her, and a daring young South African aviator named Michael Courtney stole her heart amidst the destruction. But the tides of fate and battle sent the young woman on a journey across a dangerous sea to the coas...

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Praise for author 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...

Wilbur Smith is the bestselling author of many novels, each meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His bestselling Courtney series includes Assegai, The Sound of Thunder, Birds of Prey, Monsoon, and Blue Horizon. His other books include Those in Peril, River God, Warlock, The Seventh Scroll, and The Sunbird. Hi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:632 pages, 6.74 × 4.22 × 1.03 inPublished:February 1, 2007Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312940807

ISBN - 13:9780312940805

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'An epic novel . . . it would be hard to think of a theme that was more appropriate today ... Smith writes with a great passion for the soul of Africa' - Today