Mission of Mercy
By John Robb
A foreign legion thriller…
A revolution breaks out in the independent Arab republic of Hanah. The French Legation is in danger. Within it, seeking protection from the mobs, are European civilians.
A tiny Foreign Legion detachment is sent into the country, ordered to protect European lives and property but to avoid any conflict with the Arabs.
But that detachment is in no condition to undertake a task that calls for restraint as well as courage. It is under the command of Captain Laubert, a cunning but demented officer… a man who has been threatened with arrest by his junior officer.
These, and many others, find themselves embarked upon a mission that leads them on into a land seething with revolt and hatred-and sudden death…
John Robb (1917-1993) was born Norman Robson in Northumberland, England. Aged nineteen, he became a journalist, working on the Daily Mirror, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail and Daily Express. After war service in the army and as a correspondent, Robb joined The Star in Sheffield. Writing as John Robb, he became a prominent novelist. His first two novels in 1951 were Space Beam and No Time For Corpses. He went on to write the successful Legion novels, based as they were on his own experiences.