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1960: Katanga breaks away from the Republic of Congo-Léopoldville to become its own republic, backed by the UMHK, a Belgian mining company. When the UN sends in its peacekeeping forces, the UMHK responds by hiring its own mercenaries. Amidst this chaos, $30 million in diamonds goes missing, only to turn up with a man named Charlie at a refugee camp nicknamed "Camp Cannibal." Soon enough, everyone's after the diamonds: hard-bitten French mercenaries, hateful former Nazis, adulterous mining executives, greedy Katangan officials... and Charlie's sister. It's everyone for themselves in a mad scramble of double-crosses, a scathing cross-section of human venality.

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V1 Katanga

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1960: Katanga breaks away from the Republic of Congo-Léopoldville to become its own republic, backed by the UMHK, a Belgian mining company. When the UN sends in its peacekeeping forces, the UMHK responds by hiring its own mercenaries. Amidst this chaos, $30 million in diamonds goes missing, only to turn up with a man named Charlie at a refugee camp nicknamed "Camp Cannibal." Soon enough, everyone's after the diamonds: hard-bitten French mercenaries, hateful former Nazis, adulterous mining executives, greedy Katangan officials... and Charlie's sister. It's everyone for themselves in a mad scramble of double-crosses, a scathing cross-section of human venality.

V2 Katanga

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Minister Munongo is onto the wily Orsini and his scheme to fence $30 million in missing diamonds to a Belgian mining executive. The pressure's on in the Katangan capital, forcing the cunning former spy to use every last trick up his sleeve just to survive. But out in the jungle, things aren't any better for Cantor and his mercenary crew. Their diplomatic mission—a cover to get the diamonds—takes them ever deeper into hostile tribal territory. In the crucible of violence, character is revealed. In this second volume, Nury and Vallée display a masterful understanding of the villainous psyche.

V3 Katanga

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Charlie and Cantor have the diamonds, and the beginnings of a wary friendship. Forthys has the money and Alicia. And Armand Orsini's got one hell of a grudge, plus a lumbering ex-Nazi goon named Gunther. The UN Mission to Katanga has declared a state of siege pending a manhunt for missing independence leader Patrice Lumumba, believed a victim of shady government manipulations. It won't be easy for our three pairs of schemers to converge on Albertville, and what awaits them there? The planned handoff? Or a sudden, bloody showdown? Love, tragedy, and amorality: the thrilling series conclusion has it all.

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