The Ghosts of Ukuthula

The Ghosts of Ukuthula

by Mr. Rick McBee


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532995347
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/02/2016
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Richard McBee has been a secondary school principal and teacher for over thirty years in the international and local schools of South America, Africa, Europe and the U.S. His keen interest in Africa began in the 1950's when his father read aloud African tales to the family. This interest led him to volunteer for the Peace Corps in 1965 and he was stationed as a volunteer in Cameroon teaching Biology from 1966 - 68. In 1973 he returned to Africa as a United Methodist Church Missionary, working as a teacher and headmaster at Maun Secondary School through 1976. He returned to South Africa, Botswana and Zambia in 2015 in order to stimulate his final writing of The Ghosts of Ukuthula. He has written three other books: Beachcomber Seashells of the Caribbean, 2014, Rough Enough, 2013 and Kalahari, 1995. In addition to his teaching and administrative career work, Rick has served as a soldier in the U. S. Army from 1969 - 1970, been a farm hand and worked as a guide at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park in Montana. Rick earned his first Master's Degree in Zoology from Montana State University in 1972, and his second Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Alabama in 1994. He currently lives with his wife Jill in Hood River, Oregon. He loves scuba diving, skiing, hikings, gardening, orienteering, reading and of course writing.

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The Ghosts of Ukuthula 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Richie1 More than 1 year ago
Jacob Nkwe, aka Zulu, was CIA and worked for Jim Collins, a director in the state department. Zulu's mission was to collect intel on Colonel Petrov, a Russian who led a force trying to prevent a black coalition government in South Africa. Petrov was going to put his own people in power and steal the county's resources. When Zulu's office building in Pretoria was bombed, he went ghost and got a job at a game park in Namibia. He also got in a gang smuggling weapons for diamonds with half brother, Bakai. Debbie Kotzee, the park manager, had an affair with Zulu, but was linked to the South African Secret Police. At this point McBee ups the plot's intensity as his characters escape danger and save South Africa's future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down! From the opening pages, dramatic events unfurled at blinding speed. This is historical fiction at its best that demonstrated an intimate knowledge of the people and places of southern Africa while blending in espionage, love and the journey of nation to shared rule. Great read!