Sheba

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Sheba

   

Jack Higgins Sheba


Contents

   

   Title Page

   Publisher’s Note

   Map

   Berlin

   March 1939

   1

   As rain drifted across Berlin in a great curtain on…

   2

   On Wednesday morning Canaris, after sleeping once again on the…

   Dahrein

   August 1939

   3

   The wind, blowing across the Gulf from Africa, still carried…

   4

   They came into Dahrein in the early afternoon. As the…

   5

   They didn’t talk much on the way to the hotel.

   6

   He moved along the corridor and as he reached the…

   7

   The hotel was ablaze with lights, and the foyer was…

   8

   The fishing boats were slipping out through the harbour entrance…

   9

   Kane gave a long, shuddering sigh and wiped sweat from…

   10

   Jamal gently cleared loose sand away from the base of…

   11

   It was almost noon when the two guards came to…

   12

   The moon had risen over the rim of the gorge…

   13

   The cave was in complete darkness and Kane took out…

   14

   They entered a large chamber which was about three feet…

   15

   They left an hour later on the three camels Jamal…

   16

   A thorough search of the camp produced plenty of food,…

   17

   He opened his eyes slowly. For a moment his mind…

   18

   It was quiet in the garden and a slight breeze…

   About the Author

   Other Books by Jack Higgins

   Copyright

   About the Publisher

PUBLISHER’S NOTE

   SHEBA was first published in the UK as Seven Pillars of Hell by Abelard-Schuman in 1963. It was then rewritten and published by Michael Joseph in 1994 and has been out of print for several years.

   In 2012, it seemed to the author and his publishers that it was a pity to leave such a thrilling story languishing on his shelves. So we are delighted to be able to bring back Sheba for the pleasure of the vast majority of us who never had a chance to read the earlier editions.

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