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Desert Claw

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Iraq: the present day. A country torn apart by war and anarchy. Thieves roam the streets. People are being killed in broad daylight. Security is non-existent. And now, terrorists have seized a Van Gogh painting worth 25 million from one of Saddam's palaces. They are offering it to the highest bidder. The painting's original owner, a Kuwaiti prince, from whom it was seized ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published May 18th 2006 by Arrow
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Someone from the British Government hires ex-SAS soldiers to go into war-torn Iraq and collect a worthless painting which belongs to a Kuwait prince which has been stolen by terrorists who need eliminating.
But everything is not as it seems. One of the soldiers realises that the painting is really a true Van Gogh and thus worth millions. As they approach the building where the painting is being held there is not enough security. Then they meet an ambush - something is not right. They complete the
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Damien Lewis became an author largely by accident, when a British publisher asked him if he'd be willing to turn a TV documentary he was working on into a book. That film was shot in the Sudan war zone, and told the story of how Arab tribes seized black African slaves in horrific slave raids. Lewis had been to the Sudan war zone dozens of times over the past decade, reporting on that conflict for ...more
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