Hour of the Jackal (Paperback)
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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 06/10/2011
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Namibia in January. In the heat of a summer's evening in the affluent Ludwigsdorf suburb of Windhoek, a gardener is cold-bloodedly murdered while children splash and play in the swimming pool.

Publisher: John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781906780425
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 23 mm


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Anton Lubowski, a lawyer and SWAPO antiapartheid activist, was assassinated in Namibia in 1989, a historical fact that serves as the impetus to this exciting tale. Twenty years later, someone is systematically killing off the white reactionaries thought to be responsible for Lubowski's death. The national police assign a team, led by DI Clemencia Garises, to stop the murderer. Although well trained in modern law enforcement techniques, she is young, and she is black. As the killer crisscrosses southern Africa in search of his prey, Garises battles long-standing departmental and societal prejudices. A helpful glossary explains South African and Namibian names and terms. Verdict: Jaumann's richly detailed English-language debut won the 2011 German Prize for Best Crime Fiction. Although it is easy to get bogged down in unfamiliar political history, the plotting is magnificent and keeps readers engaged until the very end. It may intrigue readers who have discovered African crime fiction through Deon Meyer, Michael Stanley, James McClure, and Kwei Quartey.--David Clendinning, West Virginia State Univ. Lib., Institute "American Library Journal "


Anton Lubowski, a lawyer and SWAPO antiapartheid activist, was assassinated in Namibia in 1989, a historical fact that serves as the impetus to this exciting tale. Twenty years later, someone is systematically killing off the white reactionaries thought to be responsible for Lubowski's death. The national police assign a team, led by DI Clemencia Garises, to stop the murderer. Although well trained in modern law enforcement techniques, she is young, and she is black. As the killer crisscrosses southern Africa in search of his prey, Garises battles long-standing departmental and societal prejudices. A helpful glossary explains South African and Namibian names and terms. Verdict: Jaumann's richly detailed English-language debut won the 2011 German Prize for Best Crime Fiction. Although it is easy to get bogged down in unfamiliar political history, the plotting is magnificent and keeps readers engaged until the very end. It may intrigue readers who have discovered African crime fiction through Deon Meyer, Michael Stanley, James McClure, and Kwei Quartey.

--David Clendinning, West Virginia State Univ. Lib., Institute "American Library Journal "

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