Antonio, aka "Tanque", is an amputee called back into the Angolan military that dismissed him.

His mission: complete the task he failed before: capture or kill Pik Wousson, the South African mercenary threatening to destroy Angola&s capital.

Tanque has two weeks to find and stop the mercenary.

But Pik Wousson is no ordinary mercenary: he is the man who made Tanque an amputee in the first place.

Meanwhile, Ljiljana is a reporter in the US who suspects that the mercenary she has tracked down is the man who killed her husband.

She soon finds herself among the mercenaries and slowly realizes that she may not make it out alive.

Time is running out for Tanque as he struggles against bureaucracy, the aftermath of a life of fighting, and a history of battles entwined with the long history of war in Angola.

Will he be able to stop Pik in time?

Samori Augusto

Samori Augusto

Samori Augusto, author of "Cold War Dogs" and an upcoming non-fiction book about Angola and South African Apartheid, was born in Washington, D.C., but was almost immediately whisked away to Africa, where he grew up in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, and Luanda, Angola. In Africa and eastern Europe, Samori grew up a Pan-African nationalist and a communist/socialist, until returning to the US for the rest of high school, college, and graduate school. "Cold War Dogs" was his first novel, although he has published a few short stories in various genres. Samori has a lot more African stories and African characters accumulated from years of hanging around revolutionaries, freedom fighters, and proud believers in the international black spirit.

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