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The African Contract by Arthur KernsIn the savannahs of Namibia, a boxcar sits, locked and watched. There is no limit to how many people would die from what’s inside. There is no limit to how many people would kill for it.

Hayden Stone is brought back into the CIA to help navigate the choppy diplomatic waters between the U.S., Canada, England, South Africa, and any number of other players in a mission to prevent the worst of weapons from falling into the wrong hands. While representatives from other countries are there to help him, Hayden knows the only person he can trust is himself, and that once the weapon is located, all bets are off.

“Not only is The Africa Conflict a great read, but you know that with Art Kerns’ FBI/CIA background he really knows what he’s writing about.”
M. A. Lawson award winning author of Rosrito Beach

THE AFRICAN CONTRACT is available from Amazon, Audible and Diversion Books.


“An intelligent, masterfully-crafted, and all too plausible spy novel that will thrill fans of Olan Steinhauer and Daniel Silva. The African Contract hooked me from the start and kept me up late. Hayden Stone – part James Bond, part Jack Reacher, isn’t afraid to mix it up, but cleans up well in this action-packed, multi-layered romp through the African continent as he searches, literally, for a ticking bomb. If you’re a fan of spy novels. The African Contract should be next on your reading list.”
Robert Dugoni, New York Times Bestselling Author of Murder One and The Conviction.


Arthur Kerns is a retired FBI supervisory special agent and past president of the Arizona chapter of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO). His award-winning short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies. He is a book reviewer for the Washington Independent Review of Books. In March 2013 Diversion Books, Inc. published his espionage thriller, The Riviera Contract and in May 2014 the sequel, The African Contract.

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