Heart Of The Hunter
By Deon Meyer
AWARD-WINNING CRIME FICTION WITH SOUTH AFRICAN SOUL
The big man known as 'Tiny' has a past littered with violence and death. An assassin's past that he hopes never to face again.
But when his best friend is kidnapped, Tiny suddenly finds himself on the back of a stolen motorbike, speeding away from his child and the woman he loves.
Tiny has only 72 hours in which to deliver a computer disk that one group of people would kill to possess, and another would kill to destroy. If he fails, his best friend dies.
HEART OF THE HUNTER is the tale of one man's struggle for survival against a corrupt government, a group of bloodthirsty killers and most of all, against his past.
Deon Meyer lives in Durbanville in South Africa with his wife and four children. Other than his family, Deon's big passions are motorcycling, music, reading, cooking and rugby. In January 2008 he retired from his day job as a consultant on brand strategy for BMW Motorrad, and is now a full time author. Deon Meyer's books have attracted worldwide critical acclaim and a growing international fanbase. Originally written in Afrikaans, they have now been translated into twenty-five languages.
THIRTEEN HOURS was shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger and won the Boeke Prize in South Africa - the first time in the prize's 16 year history that a South African book has won.
Visit the author's website at www.deonmeyer.com and follow him on Twitter @MeyerDeon
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16 Aug 2012
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This guy is really good. Deon Meyer hooked me with this one right from the start. HEART OF THE HUNTER is a thriller with some weight attached, and that is a rare find. — Michael Connelly
A new book by Deon Meyer is a cause for celebration. HEART OF THE HUNTER is not just an exciting story of a pursuit; it paints a thought-provoking picture of today's South Africa. — Sunday Telegraph
A rip-roaring adventure, a portrait of spy-world duplicity and a look at South Africa's post-apartheid politics. — Washington Post
Out of post-apartheid South Africa comes a thriller good enough to nip at the heels of le Carré . . . Wonderful setting; rich, colourful cast, headed by a valiant/vulnerable protagonist who make empathy easy. — Kirkus Review
So authentic is Thobela Mpayipheli that South African thriller junkies, who have been waiting a long time for an enthralling read to come out of this country, will fall in love with the gentle Xhosa giant. — South African Sunday Times
HEART OF THE HUNTER is a brilliant book. Deon Meyer does an excellent job of developing a whole range of characters who are affected by the changes in South Africa in different ways. And Thobela, a giant of a man in search of redemption, is a wonderful hero. — Michael Ridpath
Like John le Carré's The Tailor of Panama, this novel examines the rippling horrors too often caused by so-called intelligence agents working for foreign masters in backwater nations. With simmering racial tensions, a bounty of natural resources, and a government whose members worked both sides of the cold-war fence, South Africa should prove fertile ground for many fine spy thrillers to come. Don't be surprised if quite a few of them are written by Meyer. — Booklist
Despite the complexity of its tightly woven plot . . . [it] moves at a breathtaking pace that will carry readers away. A sympathetic protagonist and the landscape of South Africa add colour to the story. Highly recommended. — Library Journal
An exciting and oddly hopeful look into what feels, smells and sounds very much like life in today's South Africa . . . dark, explosive . . . full of love for the vast beauty of the country but also riddled by the anger of South Africa's recent racial and political struggles. — Chicago Tribune
A terrific thriller of the first order and highly recommended. — Shots magazine