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  • 188 pages
  • The World Beat
  • Gaylord Dold
  • English
  • 01 November 2016

11 thoughts on “The World Beat

  1. says:

    Tiresomely uerulously didactic The two principal characters have one conversation that the author repeats in scene after scene It would have been much acceptable as an hectoring political or religious tract Not really worth reading


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The World Beat Already he had counted sixteen soldiers ten beige clad paratroopers sleeping under a big umbrella tree where there was some shade On the taxi ride away from Brazzaville along the dusty road where the plateau broke down to brown grassless hills he had see maybe six soldiers marching wearily looking sad eyed and stoned on bungi crazy from the canopy of unrelieved sun Mostly he felt amazed and a little lucky to be in Africa but just then he felt afraid asif a little bubble of balance in the middle of his head had suddenly been tilted to one side and the soldiers knew itSet in Zaire and the Republic of Congo The World Beat evokes modern Africa with a realism that few writers achieve At loose ends series hero Roberts takes an assignment from Lloyds of London to deliver ransom for Elyse Revelle a Belgian mining company doctor who has been kidnapped presumably be separatists or terrorists Together with a Zairian employee of the company Roberts undertakes an arduous river journey to make contact with the kidnappers at the doctor’s clinic in the jungle This journey with its sights sounds and smells of Africa is both metaphor and actuality Roberts falls seriously ill and the trip becomes a struggle to head off forces that are opposed to the mission to find and pay off the kidnappers and to elude death from disease or assassinationLike the novels of Graham Greene The World Beat combines gripping action themes of political commitment moral responsibility and human violence


About the Author: Gaylord Dold

Gaylord Dold was born in Kansas and raised in southern California during the good old days He was educated at the University of Kansas the University of California and the London School of Economics where he took an advanced degree in international law Before becoming a professional writer he worked as a chauffeur theater usher legal services attorney law professor and volunteer mentor H