by Frederick J. Thwaites
H. John Edwards Publishing Co., 1957, [Second Edition], hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners inscription on front endpaper, foxing to endpapers, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, chipping, creasing and discolouration, small parts missing and tears at folds (see photographs)
“Having survived years of brutality inflicted by sadist Japanese guards, David Barrington had every right to believe that peace would see him reunited with his young wife and their baby daughter, whom he had evacuated to Australia from Singapore a few weeks before Pearl Harbour.
But fate, alas, had other ideas: consequently, late in 1956 we meet a very embittered Barrington serving with Sheik Al Swahr Rasbu’s private army in Trucial Oman.
What made this once happy planter sell everything he possessed and become a soldier of fortune? Why does he drink to excess and challenge others’ faith in women? What thoughts torment a mind when hope is a meaningless word, and dark suspicions become a part of every hour?”