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When Olive Leaves Beckon

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    William Boudreau(Author)

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 For years, Mario has been living a double life. Most people know the affable, handsome Italian from Verona as a member of the Monte Carlo Casino security team and/or a joint owner of olive groves in Tuscany. Few are aware that Mario is a mercenary. Violence, misery and death describe his alter-ego's engagements when on missions with European colleagues in Third World countries, mainly in Africa. Their current mission is to assist the return of a former African leader to establish himself as the country's new leader. Mario was given a small share of the country's inactive diamond mines as additional compensation.
Mario reaches a point when he feels a need to reassess his lifestyle. While on a mission, he begins to question whether he feels more than friendship with Marianne, a Belgian schoolteacher. A change would mean becoming more sedentary. A topsy-turvy romance ensues causing Mario to put wedding plans on hold, leading him to depart on another mission to Africa. Yet, he must reflect --- Are olive leaves truly beckoning him? Ultimately, it come down to this --- make love, not war.

William Boudreau is a retired career diplomat and international consultant. A considerable amount of his experience involved African issues, on assignments in Africa and in Washington. While in the Congo, Mr. Boudreau met and befriended several mercenaries, who at that time were working for the Congolese Government. When they rebelled against the government, chaos ensued. He has written a memoir on these times in the Congo and Madagascar. A Teetering Balance" depicts American activities to thwart Soviet in-roads in Africa during the Cold War. Mr. Boudreau is a writer and lecturer, who also assisted the United Nations on missions. He and his wife Dailyn reside on Seabrook Island, SC. Their three grown sons remain in their native New England"

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  • PDF | 372 pages
  • William Boudreau(Author)
  • AuthorHouse (April 2, 2013)
  • English
  • 8
  • Literature & Fiction

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  • By Wherefore and Why on June 6, 2013

    Excellent detailed account of European and African organized guns for hire on mercenary mission in Central Africa and how ones' domestic life intertwined. Set in latter 1960's with interesting characters is a must for all readers of international gusto.

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