Аннотация к книге "The Dawn Stand-To" Christopher Lawrence Hiscox:
In 1936, at the age of 18, Peter Mills, son of a Norfolk doctor,went in search of adventure. He sailed for Kenya, then sparsely populated, teeming with game, and almost untouched by civilization.
He set out to hunt and explore but funds ran out and he had to find an income to avoid repatriation. In a remote police station he spoke
to the Inspector in charge. An hour later, he joined the prestigious Kenya Police.
His romantic exploits, gun battles with wild tribesmen, cattle rustlers and criminals, encounters with dangerous animals and eccentric
settlers are a hair-raising and often hilarious adventure.
Eventually, as a high-ranking officer he played a crucial role in the war against the Mau Mau.
This is a thrilling story of the last days of Empire and one manâ¿¿s account of his exploits in a beautiful, untamed land peopled by eccentric
settlers and primitive tribes people. A story of the courage and tenacity of one rugged individualist and his part in bringing civilization to that land.