Year of publication: 1999
Detective science fiction, Thriller
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Caleb Carr Killing Time This book is dedicated to SUZANNE GLUCK Anyone who has a problem would do well to take it up with her I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging the future but by the past. — PATRICK HENRY, 1775 CHAPTER 1 SOMEWHERE IN THE MITUMBA MOUNTAIN RANGE OF CENTRAL AFRICA, SEPTEMBER 2024 We leave at daylight, so I must write quickly. All reports indicate that my pursuers are now very close: the same scouts who for the last two days have reported seeing a phantom airship moving steadily down from the northeast, setting fire to the earth as it goes, now say that they have spotted the vessel near Lake Albert. My host, Chief Dugumbe, has at last given up his insistence that I allow his warriors to help me stand and fight, and instead offers an escort of fifty men to cover my escape. Although I'm grateful, I've told him that so large a group would be...