Warfare has changed. The days of the Citizen-Soldier have passed. Battles are now waged with Professionals at the helm. The governments of the world waved the flag of Patriotism to encourage men to fight for the interests of the Elite. Behind it all is the battle for the few. With the worlds consumption of precious commodities the lands that hold them are enveloped in chaos and carnage. Lawlessness reigns and business transactions are done at the business end of an AK-47. Military juntas paralyze the population, raping and plundering the innocents caught in the crossfire. When shareholders find their stocks dropping, the Economic Warriors call upon their Private Armies to fill the coffers.
The Gold of Katanga
Five men from South Africa, America, Australia and Ireland form a compartmentalized Rapid Reaction Force for the Private Military Company, Security and Logistics World Wide. When one of the world’s major Mining Company loses two mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the call goes out for the best money can buy. Facing an unknown Rebel entity and Criminal Syndicate, they are dispatched to the war torn region to recover the wealth and hostages that have been taken. Each twist and turn challenges their desire for money and their personal honor.
I Found this book through a tweet by Jack Murphy (@JackMurphyRGR) author of military fiction. As someone who reads military history, as well as military fiction and non-fiction I loved it. I enjoyed the pace of the book and the development of the characters. I especially enjoyed reading the authors description of Africa and its own military history.
This review is from: Task Force Intrepid (The Gold of Katanga) (Kindle Edition)
by Joseph Adams Decatur, Texas
I found it easy to picture the terrain, the people and especially the action with the fluid descriptions and believable dialogue. Knowing this is the first in a series helps because the backgrounds of some of the characters are pretty short but you won't care. The men are pros and there to do a job and the author delievers the action. I knew it was fiction but it reads like an account of commandos describing a mission that was anything but routine. Enjoy!