Kahawa

By Donald E. Westlake (Electronic Book, 2001)
What's a mile long, rusty, slow, and worth a fortune? It's a freight train full of kahawa, Swahili for coffee, and it belongs to none other than the jovial, bloodletting dictator Idi Amin.

Locked away in his palace of secrets, fear, and torture, Amin doesn't know that in the lush heart of his Uganda some of the world's most unscrupulous, oversexed mercenaries, moneymakers, and thieves are busy plotting to steal all this kahawa in one fell swoop, sending the international coffee market and a varied cast of court jesters, spies, and crooks into deadly conniptions.

You see, in a madman's kingdom, stealing a freight train of coffee isn't just taboo; it's a kick.

"Everyone who's read Donald Westlake knows he's the funniest man in the world. If there were a different set of values at work in our glum society, Westlake would have won National Book Awards and Pulitzers . . . and there would be statues of him in every municipal park."
"WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD"

"A stunner, a real stunner, the ultimate in the genre of the very hard-boiled thriller... A brilliantly plotted narrative... at times ironically fu

What's a mile long, rusty, slow, and worth a fortune? It's a freight train full of kahawa, Swahili for coffee, and it belongs to none other than the jovial, bloodletting dictator Idi Amin.

Locked away in his palace of secrets, fear, and torture, Amin doesn't know that in the lush heart of his Uganda some of the world's most unscrupulous, oversexed mercenaries, moneymakers, and thieves are busy plotting to steal all this kahawa in one fell swoop, sending the international coffee market and a varied cast of court jesters, spies, and crooks into deadly conniptions.

You see, in a madman's kingdom, stealing a freight train of coffee isn't just taboo; it's a kick.

"Everyone who's read Donald Westlake knows he's the funniest man in the world. If there were a different set of values at work in our glum society, Westlake would have won National Book Awards and Pulitzers . . . and there would be statues of him in every municipal park."
"WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD"

"A stunner, a real stunner, the ultimate in the genre of the very hard-boiled thriller... A brilliantly plotted narrative... at times ironically fu

Product Details

Kahawa
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $10.99 US/$10.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9780759542938
  • On Sale Date: 04/11/2001
Kahawa