Colin Grant needs to vanish fast. With the police on his trail, a visit to his Uncle George in Ghana suddenly seems like a great idea. No more crime, no more jail, no more hassle. Until he visits the richest gold mine in West Africa... It's 1970s London and Glaswegian Colin Grant is finally out of jail. After four years rotting at Her Majesty's pleasure, Colin needs to make up for lost time. But when his firm's next robbery goes badly wrong, it's time to move on - fast. In Africa, Colin finds a new way of life and new friends. But, as he soon discovers, it's a land of unbelievable and irresistible riches. All he has to do is work out how to fly a planeload of gold out of the country without anyone - especially Major Judas Akaba - finding out. Ashanti Gold is a pure, unbridled adventure novel. A fast-paced, exciting page-turner, it's also based on a true story and marks a welcome addition to the thriller genre in the style of Wilbur Smith and Clive Cussler, with a twist.
Published: 6th September 2009
Format: Paperback 198x129mm
Extent: 288 pages
James Crosbie was born in Glasgow in 1937, the middle son of three boys. At 15 he went to work in the Clydeside shipyards; at 17 he joined the RAF. Ever the adventurer, he spent several years in Ghana and Nigeria before becoming a private pilot. He started a successful furniture importing business in Glasgow but, despite its success, James turned to a life of crime. After twenty years behind bars, James Crosbie finally realised that crime doesn't pay and he is now a prize-winning author.
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