The Mercy Run
This is a story of Africa, Tom Merrick, Charlie Hammond and Brenda Cox. A man and two women fight to keep the supplies rolling to the UN refugee camps in Ethiopia. They face the scorching heat and dirt roads, plus the ever present hazards of bandit gangs and corrupt government officials. Through tragedy, and treachery combating the efforts of Colonel Gonbera. More
Tom Merrick, having broken down on the way north in Kenya, hears gunshots in the trees, he manages to rescue the group of drivers plus Charlotte Hammond and Brenda Cox, it suits him to link up with them in their task of getting their supplies to the starving people of Ethiopia at the camp in Adama. Deciding to stay with the charity group his experience as a Special Forces soldier gives the group an edge in getting convoys through. The government will not protect them. Over the next two years Tom’s expertise is stretched to the limit as they cross swords with Colonel Gonbera, leader of a company of bandits feared throughout the area.
With the help of loyal African charity workers and employed drivers and guards the trio set up a security unit for the convoys. Involved more and more in the political scene of the area, Tom becomes responsible for security in the area. When a possible diamond strike is found, the Russians and Chinese join the mixture. Through tragedy and heartache the battle for control of the Area is won.