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Heart Of The Hunter By Deon Meyer

Heart Of The Hunter
by Deon Meyer

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'A brand-new talent and a welcome change of locale for thriller fans ... Meyer weaves an impressively tangled web and taut narrative keeps the reader guessing until the last couple of pages' HEAT***
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Heart Of The Hunter Summary


Heart Of The Hunter by Deon Meyer

Tiny thought he'd left his past behind. He was wrong. When Johnny K is kidnapped and held to ransom, his daughter turns to the only man she knows can help her -- his old friend - Tiny. The kidnappers want a disk from her safe that contains extremely sensitive data, and she has seventy-two hours in which to deliver, or her father will die. But there are those watching Tiny's every move, monitoring, waiting for him to trip up and lead them to what they want. Two warring factions with innocents caught in the middle It is only a matter of time...

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Heart Of The Hunter Reviews


'A brand-new talent and a welcome change of locale for thriller fans ... Meyer weaves an impressively tangled web and taut narrative keeps the reader guessing until the last couple of pages' -- Heat*** 'If DEAD AT DAYBREAK is anything to go by, we are seeing the rise of a major new, international writing talent. I cannot recommend this book highly enough' -- The Big Issue 'DEAD BEFORE DYING is both a portrait of a society in change and the interior life of a troubled but essentially decent man, written with wit and insight. But more than that, it's a genuinely gripping page-turner whose shocking revelations hit the reader with real surprise' -- Manchester Evening News '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 for all public libraries.' -- Starred Review, Library Journal 'There have been any number of exceptional mysteries set in southern Africa over the years, from James McClure's cracking police procedurals featuring Inspector Kramer and his Bantu assistant, Mickey Zondi, to Alexander McCall Smith's whimsical Botswana novels. Cape Town author Deon Meyer appears poised to join their ranks with the U.S. release of HEART OF THE HUNTER ! a taut post-Apartheid thriller pitting a common man against a corrupt government ! Breakneck pacing, staccato dialogue - if ever a book had 'movie' written all over it, HEART OF THE HUNTER is it (think Mystic River meets Rambo, in a setting suggesting The Gods Must Be Crazy).' -- Bruce Tierney, Bookpage Like John le Carre'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.' -- Frank Sennett, Starred Review Booklist 'Out of post-apartheid South Africa comes a thriller good enough to nip at the heels of le Carre ... Wonderful setting; rich, colourful cast, headed by a valiant/vulnerable protagonist who make empathy easy ... Fans of the [suspense novel] genre won't want to miss Meyer's US debut.' -- Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

About Deon Meyer


Deon Meyer lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa, where he both writes and works in the design of internet web-sites. He has recently re-married and now has whole or part-ownership in four children.

Additional information

GOR000900284
Heart Of The Hunter by Deon Meyer
Deon Meyer
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2003-11-10
432
0340821973
9780340821978
N/A
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