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Desert Mercenary (Casca #16)

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  149 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
The war never ends for Casca, Eternal Mercenary. In a mountain fortress high above the Algerian sands, the son of a wealthy munitions dealer is held hostage. And it's Casca's job to get him out. But even Casca's "dirty dozen" mercenaries might not be able to overcome 200 of the toughest men the desert has ever spawned. Reissue.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 15th 1987 by Jove (first published 1986)
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Jun 15, 2015 Eric rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Best So Far. Still Only Two Stars

I made a point is finishing this book on my fire instead of my eink Kindle, because it means I can post a short review.

I've been reading this series through the Kindle Owners' Lending Library at a rate of one book per month. And this series will never be mistaken for great literature. But this one was a drastic improvement over the earlier books in the series.

The casual racism which has so deeply infused this series is almost absent here, and the lack of any fema
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Jan 18, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it
So you just a soldier doing your job. You shove a spear tip into the side of this supposed messiah, except he is the real thing. He curses you to wander the earth till his return. Not bad right, immortality and all. Oh but he also curses you to be a soldier forever at war, never to know peace. This is the story of Casca the Roman legionnaire that stabbed Christ. Forever wandering the earth fighting one war after another. Great adventure series. Very recommended
Aug 02, 2014 Tony rated it liked it
The usual brisk read expected of the Casca genre.
Oct 02, 2013 Joel rated it really liked it
This one was okay, but it got convoluted into the post-WW2 subculture of disenfranchised countries. A good attempt, but it did not hit the mark for me.
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American author, musician and former green beret.

To the general public he is most known for the hit single "Ballad of the green berets"

After his musical career he decided to write a series of novels centered around the character "Casca Rufio Longinius" Who is cursed for pi
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