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A new South African thriller from the author of DEVIL'S PEAK

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Blood Safari by Deon Meyer

Lemmer is a freelance bodyguard for Body Armor, a personal security company in South Africa. Lean, angry, violent, he is way down on the price list where the bargains are to be found. Emma le Roux wants to find her missing brother, who supposedly died twenty years ago, but whom she is convinced she's seen on the news as a suspect in the recent killing of a witch doctor and four poachers. She hires Lemmer to watch her back when she goes looking for answers. As le Roux and Lemmer look for clues in the Lowveld, it becomes clear someone wants to keep them in the dark. Someone who will go to any lengths to stop them asking questions. When they are attacked and almost killed, Lemmer decides to go after whoever is hunting them -- against all odds.

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Blood Safari Reviews

'With Deon Meyer you can't go wrong. He's a writer whose work I admire, wait for and then devour' -- Michael Connelly 20080123 A Christmas Choice for best thrillers in 2007 -- The Times on DEVIL'S PEAK 20080123 'My favourite South African thriller writer' -- James Mitchell, Tonight, South Africa, on DEVIL'S PEAK 20080123 'Meyer is a gifted writer...believable and disturbing' -- Tangled Web on DEVIL'S PEAK 20080510 'I rushed through it like one of Meyer's beloved BMW motorbikes in overdrive. A fantastic read. I know Cape Town well and he did glorious justice to the city's mosaic; the Atlantic view penthouse pads rubbing up against the faded white trash apartment blocks and the booze-clogged coloured townships...I will be a loud advocate for Meyer.' -- Tim Butcher, author of Richard & Judy bestseller Blood River, on DEVIL'S PEAK 20080923 'Out of post-apartheid South Africa comes a thriller good enough to nip at the heels of le Carre' -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on HEART OF THE HUNTER 20080923 'One of the sharpest and most perceptive thriller writers around...Think of Meyer in the way that you might have regarded a bottle of Cape red a dozen years ago -- dark, strong with an unusual but beguilingly moreish taste' -- The Times on DEVIL'S PEAK 20070623 'A glimpse of the soul of the new South Africa in all its glory, and with all the gory details of its problems and corruption...I marvelled at the intricacy of the plotting, I smiled at Christine's cheeky ingenuity, I felt Thobela's pain and Benny's desperation, and I was stunned by a denouement of awesome power and accomplishment' -- Guardian on DEVIL'S PEAK 20070721 'Moving, expertly constructed story of a broken man's redemption' -- The Sunday Times on DEVIL'S PEAK 20070701 'Deon Meyer, who writes in Afrikaans, portrays a world of terrifying uncertainty, in which those who fought for liberation from apartheid are having to come to terms with the knowledge that freedom is not enough to wipe out cruelty. A thoughtful and exciting novel' -- Times Literary Supplement on DEVIL'S PEAK 20070701 '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 on HEART OF THE HUNTER 20070701 '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, author of THE PREDATOR, on HEART 20070701 'Meyer weaves an impressively tangled web and taut narrative keeps the reader guessing until the last couple of pages' -- Heat***, on DEAD AT DAYBREAK 20070701 'Like post-war Germany, post-apartheid South Africa offers fertile ground for reflective fiction ... Senior editor at Little, Brown, Judy Clain, a fellow South African, says, "Meyer has an extraordinary landscape -- a changed world where the ghosts of the past play a huge role." ' -- Publishers Weekly, on HEART OF THE HUNTER 20041122 '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 (starred review) on HEART OF THE HUNTER 20041122 'A fascinating portrayal...a black, assegai-wielding former freedom fighter who turns into a vigilante and goes on a killing spree; a high-class tart; and a policeman who drinks to drown the screaming that's waiting inside his head: "One day it will come out and I am scared that I am the one who will hear it." It does come out and he is the one who hears it, winding up the tension to a gripping, shocking climax. Highly recommended.' -- Jessica Mann, Literary Review, on DEVIL'S PEAK 20070601 'A sombre but terrifying thriller, and some parts will ignite even those readers with the iciest of hearts...Meyer plays the best of mind games with his readers' -- Mail & Guardian, South Africa, on DEVIL'S PEAK 20070810 'Tough in-your-face crime writing that spares nothing in language, visceral scenes of blood and mayhem (for Meyer is adroit at choreographing descriptions of slaughter), and never wavers from the compelling pace of the story. It also has a mean line in humour that comes through in the snappy dialogue.' -- Sunday Independent, South Africa, on DEVIL'S PEAK 20070810 'It makes [Cape Town] come alive with a breathless urgency that recalls the 1940s Los Angeles of Dashiel Hammet or Raymond Chandler: a bit mad, a bit bad, a bit dangerous, but exotically vibrant, a society in adolescence. If it can produce popular literature as good as this, the new South Africa has a lot going for it...Deon Meyer of the sharpest and most perceptive thriller writers around.' -- Peter Millar, The Times, on DEVIL'S PEAK 20070810 'Gripping. The final unravelling reveals real surprises - without taking the obvious route ... Along the way the pace never slackens for an instant and it's impossible to see the final twists and turns coming ... we will all hear a lot more from Deon Meyer.' -- Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin 20090613 'Meyer, who writes in Afrikaans, is far and away the best crime writer in South Africa, and his popularity is growing fast abroad ... a hell of a thriller' -- The Canberra Times 20090606 'Every so often I pick up a book and simply devour it from first page to final paragraph. BLOOD SAFARI is one of those. It packs in South African history, culture, complexities and a finely woven plot, and even manages a very sweet little romance ... a wonderful bit of masterful storytelling.' -- Globe and Mail, Canada 20090606 'Originally written in Afrikaans by Deon Meyer, whose extraordinary talents as a writer are shown through both his skilful execution of the plot and his intelligent character construction. With a gripping storyline and a well-paced build-up to its ultimate conclusion, BLOOD SAFARI is a thriller in the truest sense of the word, while Meyer's language is wonderfully colourful and convincing.' -- Courier Mail 20090606 'Deon Meyer's novels explore the complex reality of South Africa, a world little known to many of us. At the most obvious level, they are exciting stories of crime, conflict and revenge, but they are more than that: ambitious attempts to show us the pain and greatness of a troubled nation that is still being born.' -- Miami Herald 20090606

About Deon Meyer

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 several languages, including English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Finnish, Czech, Romanian, Slovakian and Bulgarian.

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Blood Safari by Deon Meyer
Deon Meyer
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