Book Review of Wilbur Smith’s Assegai by Annette DunleaAssegai Wilbur Smith’s new hardback is published by Macmillan. The novel’s ISBN is 0230529208. It has all the classic ingredients for great novels a great hero, romance, a bit of espionage and the cunning enemy. Set in 1913 Leon Courtney a professional hunter turned guide to the rich of Europe on safaris in East Africa. Leon falls in love with one of his rich client’s wife Eva Von Wellberg. The situation is made more complicated when he discovers her husband the Count who is a German arms manufacturer is involved in a plot against Britain. Leon must foil this plot and protect his lover. In the course of the novel Leon uncovers the truth behind the plot. This is once again a great novel from the master story teller Wilbur Smith.Reviewed by Annette Dunlea author of Always and Forever and The Honey Trap
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