About the Book

Love or empire; ambition or greed? What drives a man to walk from the Cape to Cairo? An epic story of Africa from the bestselling author of Tears of the Maasai, Beyond Mombasa and In Search of Africa.

An epic story of Africa Love or empire; ambition or greed? What drives a man to walk from the Cape to Cairo? Ewart Grogan, known to the Africans as Bwana Simba - the man with the cold stare of the lion - is a man of unwavering self-confidence. From his early days fighting for Cecil Rhodes in the Matabele wars, Grogan's passion uniquely equipped him to conquer a continent. He risked all to trek across darkest Africa for the woman he loves and has gone on to dominate the business world of the burgeoning new colony of British East Africa. Domination has come at a price, however. Now, the Great War points its bloody finger towards Africa. And Grogan faces his greatest ordeal - and his most wrenching choice ... 'an incredible story, brilliantly told. Frank Coates' latest novel is a blockbuster!' ABC Radio 936 'a big, powerful, full-blooded adventure' travelbeat.com.au

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780732282738
  • ISBN 10: 073228273X
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 01/01/2008
  • Pages: 672
  • List Price: 16.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / General


Frank Coates was born in Melbourne and for many years worked as a telecommunications engineer in Australia and overseas. In 1989 he was appointed as UN technical specialist in Nairobi, Kenya, and spent nearly four years working, travelling and researching in Africa. Frank now lives in Sydney. This is his fifth novel.

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Other Works by Frank Coates

Whisper at Dawn

by Frank Coates

The Last Maasai Warrior

by Frank Coates

Tears of the Maasai

by Frank Coates

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