A boat sails into an African port, carrying a curious cargo of beggars. These men, underdogs in the States of Arabia, are ready to rebel and carve out their own kingdom. Striking whilst the ruling sheik is at war with the French, they join a group of American deserters from the Foreign Legion of France. However, when Mahmoud and his Bedouins retake land, too confidently taken from them, it seems that the game is up for these desperate allies.
Used availability for Gordon Landsborough's The Spahis
February 2013 : UK Paperback