Heart Of The Hunter (Paperback)Deon Meyer (author)
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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.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 336 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 28 mm
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 Carre . . . 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 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. * 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 *