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The Last Deserter

By John Robb

A Foreign Legion Thriller

What mad mystery was behind the desertion of an Arab village by its inhabitants? For village Arabs are not nomads and do not suddenly leave their lands and life’s work behind them.

And what intrigue lay behind the mass desertions from Dana Talani, the French Foreign Legion outpost in the Sahara? Men suddenly found themselves with money, able to lavish drinks upon wondering comrades…and then they were gone.

Why? And where? Questions that the French wanted answering.

They were questions posed to two American legionnaires, too-big Duke and bigger Cream, who had once fought in the prize ring for a world title. In solving the desert mystery their lives came perilously close to extinction…

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.

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