Kahawaby Donald E. Westlake
In Uganda in 1977, a particular trainload of coffee, mostly belonging to dictator Idi Amin, is worth six million dollars. As a group of scoundrels and international financiers hijack the train, the double and triple crosses pile up and the comic tension escalates in a brawling brew of buffoons, bumblers, beans and boxcars.
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DONALD E. WESTLAKE has written numerous novels over the past thirty-five years under his own name and pseudonyms, including Richard Stark. Many of his books have been made into movies, including
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Donald Westlake excells at the caper and this is no ordinary caper. Based on a true story, this is Westlake at his page turning best. The plot deals with a group of mercenaries in Uganda and their plan to steal a trainload of coffee out from under Idi Amin's nose. This is Westlake at his most violent, most sexual and most exciting. While a serious story, the book has moments of levity (something Westlake is well known for) and is a gripping and engaging read.