The Dogs of War

The Dogs of War - Arrow Books 1996The Dogs of War
By Frederick Forsyth

First Published: 1974

For Giorgio, and Christian and Schlee
And Big Marc and Black Johnny,
And the others in the unmarked graves.
At least we tried.

'Cry Havoc and let slip the dogs of war' - William Shakespeare

'That ... be not told of my death,
Or made to grieve on account of me,
And that I be not buried in consecrated ground,
And that no sexton be asked to toll the bell,
And that nobody is wished to see my dead body,
And that no mourners walk behind me at my funeral,
And that no flowers be planted on my grave,
And that no man remember me,
To this I put my name.'
- Thomas Hardy

Sir James Manson - smooth, ruthless City tycoon - discovered the existance of a ten-billion-dollar mountain of platinum in the remote African republic of Zangaro. With a hired army of trained mercenaries, Manson planned to topple the government of Zangaro and replace its dictator with a puppet president. But news of the platinum had leaked to russia - and suddenly Manson found he no longer made the rules in a power-game where the stakes had become terrifyingly high...