Heart of the Hunter

Presents a thriller.

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 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...

Review:

'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 20031110 'A brand-new talent and a welcome change of locale for thriller fans...An impressively tangled web and taut narrative keeps the reader guessing until the last couple of pages' -- Heat*** on DEAD AT DAYBREAK 20031110 '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' -- Starred Review, Library Journal 20031110 'Exceptional...a taut post-Apartheid thriller pitting a common man against a corrupt government...Breakneck pacing, staccato dialogue...think Mystic River meets Rambo, in a setting suggesting The Gods Must Be Crazy' -- Bookpage 20031110 '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' -- Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) 20031110 '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.' -- Starred Review, Booklist 20031110
Author:
Deon Meyer
Format:
Paperback

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Presents a thriller.

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 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...

Review:

'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 20031110 'A brand-new talent and a welcome change of locale for thriller fans...An impressively tangled web and taut narrative keeps the reader guessing until the last couple of pages' -- Heat*** on DEAD AT DAYBREAK 20031110 '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' -- Starred Review, Library Journal 20031110 'Exceptional...a taut post-Apartheid thriller pitting a common man against a corrupt government...Breakneck pacing, staccato dialogue...think Mystic River meets Rambo, in a setting suggesting The Gods Must Be Crazy' -- Bookpage 20031110 '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' -- Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) 20031110 '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.' -- Starred Review, Booklist 20031110

Product details

Author:
Deon Meyer
Publisher:
New English Library Ltd
ISBN:
9780340821985
Pages:
432
Width (mm):
117
Length (mm):
177
Weight (g):
230

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I finally read a Deon Meyer thriller

I had to travel to Paris to land up with a Deon Meyer novel, even if it was an English translation. I read an interview with him a while ago and thought that I ought to read one of his books, but have never been able to bring myself to spend money on a spy-thriller. My friend Ivan in Paris was motivated by nostalgia to take this step. And he gave me ‘The heart of the hunter’ to read because these was a part of the plot that he couldnt figure out. So I read the thing while holed up in Chad for a week. Heart of the hunter is good page-turning bubble-gum with a thin but passable plot. But every now and again Meyer would produce a gem of insight into human nature. Try the following two quotes: “The realization that people were an unreliable, dishonest, self-centered, self-absorbed, backstabbing, violent, sly species that lies, cheats, murders, rapes and steals, regardless of status, nationality or colour. It was a gradual but often traumatic process for someone who wished only to see good and beauty.” ”Alison the onlooker. She was always good at that, looking on from outside, being part of a group but in her head being apart. She had worried about it… and the best conclusion she had come to was that that was how the gears and springs and levers of her brain were put together, a strange and accidental product, but no-one’s fault… the itch of it was a gnawing voice of conscience that it was a form of fraud, to pretend that you were part of something when you did not fit in. You knew that you did not belong there.” Very nice. And this from an almost marginal piece of cast of the novel. Ok, so I dont think I am about to rush out and buy another Meyer racer. But in a strange way I am proud that he is one of our. Read more reviews at: http://thoughtsintime.co.za/

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