Kahawa

Kahawa

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by Donald E. Westlake
     
 

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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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892965335
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/1995
Pages:
496

What People are saying about this

Robert Ludlum
"A remarkable novel....Devastating portrait, a wealth of political and historical insights into the African continent, and a hel of a lot of fun."
Rex Stout
"Donald Westlake keeps showing me I'd like to meet."
John D. MacDonald
"This fine, fat, memorable novel is Westlake's best yet."

Meet the Author

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 , which became the brilliant film noir Point Blank, and the 1999 smash hit Payback. He penned the Hollywood scripts for The Stepfather and The Grifters, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. The winner of three Edgar awards and a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, Donald E. Westlake was presented with The Eye, the Private Eye Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award, at the Shamus Awards.

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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.