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The Tangent Objective Mass Market Paperback – January 15, 1987

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (January 15, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425103315
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425103319
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,937,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Turin on July 11, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Odd that these Tangent books of Sander's have dropped into the memory hole. They are still easy to find in chain book stores like Borders and B&N, but you wont see a fan site or much of a wikipedia entry.

The plot is more grounded in reality than the better known McNalley books of the '90's and is more satisfying. Saunder still has the light touch to his writing that draws the reader through chapter to chapter before they know it.

In this case the setting is post-Colonial Africa and Peter Tangent is an amoral oil company exec who uses his slush funds and make things a little better for the inhabitants while turning a profit in sewing up oil contracts for his company. He flys in and out from London private clubs to down trodden African villages tipping over a dictator with a whisper campaign, a little political posturing and some direct action in the form of arms smuggling.

A good read, and probably some post colonial character you havent seen before. Its dated, but in some way that increases its charm.
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