Reconciliation for the Dead (Paperback)
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Fresh from events in Yemen and Cyprus, vigilante justice-seeker Claymore Straker returns to South Africa, seeking absolution for the sins of his past. Over four days, he testifies to Desmond Tutu's newly established Truth and Reconciliation Commission, recounting the shattering events that led to his dishonourable discharge and exile, fifteen years earlier.

It was 1980. The height of the Cold War. Clay is a young paratrooper in the South African Army, fighting in Angola against the Communist insurgency that threatens to topple the White Apartheid regime. Witness and unwitting accomplice to an act of shocking brutality, Clay changes allegiance and finds himself labelled a deserter and accused of high treason, setting him on a journey into the dark, twisted heart of institutionalised hatred, from which no one will emerge unscathed.

Exploring true events from one of the most hateful chapters in South African history, Reconciliation for the Dead is a shocking, explosive and gripping thriller from one finest writers in contemporary crime fiction.

'This is a remarkably well-written, sophisticated novel in which the people and places, as well as frequent scenes of violent action, all come alive on the page...' Jessica Mann, Literary Review

`A solid, meaty thriller - Hardisty is a fine writer and Straker is a great lead character' Lee Child

`A stormer of a thriller, vividly written, utterly tropical, totally gripping' Peter James

`The author's deep knowledge of the settings never slows down the non-stop action, with distant echoes of a more moral-minded Jack Reacher or Jason Bourne' Maxim Jakubowski

Publisher: Orenda Books
ISBN: 9781910633687
Number of pages: 450
Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm

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“Harrowing and brutal thriller set in Southern Africa”



This novel, based on true events during the 1980s in the Angolan war, deals with human rights abuses by both sides in this conflict. It also covers corruption and conspiracy in South Africa and Angola. The main... More

Paperback edition
28th May 2017
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“Reconciliation For The Dead”

Reconciliation For The Dead is the third book in the series to feature Claymore Straker. I have only read the previous book The Evolution of Fear and this book being a prequel goes some way to explaining the reasoning... More

Paperback edition
23rd May 2017
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“Simply Brilliant”

The final instalment of the Claymore Straker trilogy will leave you breathless, aghast and wishing that it were not a trilogy. Once again Paul E. Hardisty has researched and written a brilliant thriller and this time... More

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12th May 2017
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