'Kahawa' by Donald Westlake

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'Kahawa' by Donald Westlake

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Post by JustSomeOldGuy » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:48 am

A post by Oohrah reminded me about this, one of my favorite books from the 1980's.

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In Uganda in 1977, a particular trainload of coffee, mostly belonging to dictator Idi Amin, is worth six million dollars. As a group of scoundrels and international financiers hijack the train, the double and triple crosses pile up and the comic tension escalates in a brawling brew of buffoons, bumblers, beans and boxcars.
but I think of it as "how does a small group of merc's make an entire freight train disappear in Idi Amin's Uganda?".
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Post by Jusme » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:09 pm

JustSomeOldGuy wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:48 am
A post by Oohrah reminded me about this, one of my favorite books from the 1980's.

Official description is
In Uganda in 1977, a particular trainload of coffee, mostly belonging to dictator Idi Amin, is worth six million dollars. As a group of scoundrels and international financiers hijack the train, the double and triple crosses pile up and the comic tension escalates in a brawling brew of buffoons, bumblers, beans and boxcars.
but I think of it as "how does a small group of merc's make an entire freight train disappear in Idi Amin's Uganda?".
Better yet, where do you fence a trainload of coffee?
Take away the Second first, and the First is gone in a second :rules: :patriot:

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Post by joe817 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:11 pm

Jusme wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:09 pm
JustSomeOldGuy wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:48 am
A post by Oohrah reminded me about this, one of my favorite books from the 1980's.

Official description is
In Uganda in 1977, a particular trainload of coffee, mostly belonging to dictator Idi Amin, is worth six million dollars. As a group of scoundrels and international financiers hijack the train, the double and triple crosses pile up and the comic tension escalates in a brawling brew of buffoons, bumblers, beans and boxcars.
but I think of it as "how does a small group of merc's make an entire freight train disappear in Idi Amin's Uganda?".
Better yet, where do you fence a trainload of coffee?
At the local Starbucks? :biggrinjester:
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Re: 'Kahawa' by Donald Westlake

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Post by anygunanywhere » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:09 pm

Jusme wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:09 pm
JustSomeOldGuy wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:48 am
A post by Oohrah reminded me about this, one of my favorite books from the 1980's.

Official description is
In Uganda in 1977, a particular trainload of coffee, mostly belonging to dictator Idi Amin, is worth six million dollars. As a group of scoundrels and international financiers hijack the train, the double and triple crosses pile up and the comic tension escalates in a brawling brew of buffoons, bumblers, beans and boxcars.
but I think of it as "how does a small group of merc's make an entire freight train disappear in Idi Amin's Uganda?".
Better yet, where do you fence a trainload of coffee?
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Re: 'Kahawa' by Donald Westlake

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Post by Jusme » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:14 pm

I know now why Amin was so cranky, he was over caffeinated. :mrgreen:
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Re: 'Kahawa' by Donald Westlake

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:57 pm

Jusme wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:14 pm
I know now why Amin was so cranky, he was over caffeinated. :mrgreen:
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