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Heart Of The Hunter

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781848947436

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 23rd August 2007

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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From the author of Thirteen Hours A Sunday Times ‘100 best crime novels and thrillers since 1945’ pick

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.

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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
<i>Sunday Telegraph</i>
A brand-new talent and a welcome change of locale for thriller fans...An impressively tangled web and taut narrative keeps the reader guessing until the last couple of pages
<i>Heat***</i> on DEAD AT DAYBREAK
Despite the complexity of its tightly woven plot - skilfully revealed through newspaper articles and intelligence reports - Meyer's U.S. debut 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
Starred Review, <i>Library Journal</i>
Exceptional...a taut post-Apartheid thriller pitting a common man against a corrupt government...Breakneck pacing, staccato dialogue...think Mystic River meets Rambo, in a setting suggesting The Gods Must Be Crazy
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
<i>Kirkus Reviews</i> (Starred Review)
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.
Starred Review, <i>Booklist</i>