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Footprint in the Sand



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A FOOTPRINT IN THE SAND is an epic political comedy that opens with the death of treasure hunter Graham Dunne on a remote Indian Ocean island. The legendary Fiery Cross of Goa may now never be found. In London, Harry Stone, the Bureau Chief of an obscure Fleet Street agency, says to reporter Robert Walker, "Go to the island, find out what happened to Dunne. Human interest - there's your story, not the treasure. Stay out of politics and leave the women alone." Stay out of politics? On far-away Bourbon Island, that's not so easy - where the ruthless, quasi-Marxist dictatorship of Francois Bellarmine tolerates no dissent - or journalist. The Cold War was never quite like this as Robert Walker - an idiot savant for Harry Stone's agency - is either helped or hindered by a poly-ethnic cast of characters: meet Mr Swann (the suave, intellectual hotelier), Francis Long (the love-sick bartender), Harry Singh (the subversive plantation merchant), Bishop David Chin (the island's courageous priest), Bugis (the manic Chief of Police), Mr & Mrs Albert Greene (the diffident British Attache and his wife Sylvia), Mr Kite (antiquarian map dealer from Berlin), Dr Mobuto (the feathered-man from Zanzibar), Morgan Beaumont (a fall-guy for the Agency), and Barbara West - the perpetrator of a CIA honey-trap to ensnare dictator Francois Bellarmine, whose regime is about to topple ...As for Robert Walker: Brainwashed? Who, me? THE COLD WAR IS OVER! LONG LIVE THE COLD WAR - in an epic political comedy that moves from London and Paris to the far-flung shores of the Indian Ocean ...

Author Biography

James A. Oliver is an international writer, editor, and journalist. "A Footprint in the Sand" is a political comedy inspired by a "special assignment" at the end of the Cold War ...He is also the author of "The Anarchist's Arms" (a play) set in near-future London. James Oliver is currently working on a non-fiction title "The Bering Strait Crossing: A 21st Century Frontier", which is being translated into several languages for release during 2005-2006.
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August 1st, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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