The Eye of the Tiger

By Wilbur Smith

The deep. The lethal. The damned...

For 1000 years, an unbelievable treasure has rested at the backside of the Indian Ocean, hidden by way of quick blue currents, guarded through lethal coral reefs, or even deadlier institution of man-eating nice white sharks. Harry Fletcher, a former soldier became fisherman, is now being pulled right into a murderous secret via males prepared to kill and a stunning girl keen to lie for what rests a ways underneath the ocean. Now, Harry has no selection yet to go into complete bore into a global conflict to elevate a rare item from the deep. simply because owning this treasure is not just approximately getting rich--it's approximately staying alive... in Wilbur Smith's The Eye of the Tiger.

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