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When the Senussi tribesmen of southern Libya rise in revolt against their Italian masters in the 1920s, their main problem is obtaining arms and ammunition to fight against a modern army.In desperation they turn to American soldier of fortune,MoreWhen the Senussi tribesmen of southern Libya rise in revolt against their Italian masters in the 1920s, their main problem is obtaining arms and ammunition to fight against a modern army.In desperation they turn to American soldier of fortune, Clayton Andrews, providing him with funds to purchase weapons from the now famous gunrunner James Martingell.But by the time Clay reaches England, Martingell is dead, and Clay has to deal with his successor, Richard Elligan — and Richards wife, the German adventuress Sophie von Bernhardt.The deal is struck, but with her husband ill, Sophie herself sets off for the Sahara, accompanied by faithful servant, Ned Carew.Together they embark on an epic adventure which takes them from the sands of the Sahara to the mountains of Abyssinia.With death and destruction on every side, her and Ned’s own relationship begins to change as they fight to survive.‘Guns in the Desert’ is the third in the Arms of War series focusing on international trade and the weapons of conflict, following ‘The Trade’.Praise for Christopher Nicole:‘Well-researched…Evocative descriptions of scenery and edifices, and exact period dialogue’ – Historical Novels Society‘…told with smooth authenticity’ – Publishers’ WeeklyChristopher Nicole is a prolific British writer of over 200 novels and non-fiction books since 1957. He wrote as Christopher Nicole under several pseudonyms including Peter Grange, Andrew York, Robin Cade, Mark Logan, Christina Nicholson, Alison York, Leslie Arlen, Robin Nicholson, C.R. Nicholson, Daniel Adams,Simon McKay, Caroline Gray and Alan Savage. He also wrote under the penname Max Marlow co-authoring with his wife, fellow author Diana Bachmann.Endeavour Press is the UK’s leading independent publisher of digital books.