Hartman's Game Author:Richard Hubert Francis Cox What is Hartman's Game? — With his extraordinary blend of brilliance and rank opportunism, Sir James Hartman has built a giant conglomerate that even Carnegie or Rockefeller might have envied. He's a buccaneer--as ruthless as he is enterprising--but even more fascinating is his questionable past. As a youth, he fled from his native Germany just b... more »efore the outbreak of World War II, joined the British Army, was decorated for valor, and anglicized his name before marrying into the British upper classes.
When Hartman's private jet is reported missing in Africa just as he mounts a hostile takeover of a diamond mining consortium, the stock market is thrown into a turmoil. And the secretive game he is playing begins to surface. His estranged son, Robert, becomes a player and flies out to take part in the search, rapidly discovering that there is much more to be learned about his father than has been apparent. Where do Sir James's loyalties lie--to the business empire he has built so brilliantly? Or to the shadowy figures from his alien past?
Robert's search for his father takes him deep into the intrigue and double-dealing that characterizes contemporary Cuban and Russian involvement in Africa--still one of the few truly remote regions of the modern world.« less