The Congo. Situated at the heart of sub-Saharan Africa, it is a place where men die for diamonds. For love. And for the unholy pleasure of othersâ€¦
Bruce Curry is the leader of a mercenary band with the dubious support of three officers. His mission: To relieve a diamond-mining town cut off by the fighting and retrieve a priceless consignment of diamonds. Along the way, he meets a beautiful Belgian woman. Shermaine is a dream come true. But the rest of Curryâ€™s journey is about to become a living nightmare.
Ranged against his ill-disciplined unit are bandits, guerillas, and hostile tribes that infest the land. In a sinister atmosphere of omnipotent evil, Curry fights to stay aliveâ€”and protect Shermaine, his one true love. But to do so, he must face another, even deadlier enemy: one of his own menâ€¦
This provocative story was originally a prose novel published in 1980, now updated by Smith with 185 pages of eye-popping drawings by Bieser in a 192-page trade paperback volume.