Heart of the Hunter

Heart of the Hunter

Paperback - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
Asked to deliver a ransom demand to a friend's kidnappers, former government agent Thobela Mpayipheli becomes increasingly suspicious when the ransom, a computer disk, is targeted by the government, the police, and more sinister factions in his South African home. Reissue.

Perseus Publishing
Six-foot five-inch Thobela "Tiny" Mpayipheli was once a feared assassin and freedom fighter, trained by the Stasi and KGB. In post-apartheid South Africa, he's happily working in a garage. But Tiny’s quiet domestic life is interrupted by a desperate plea from the daughter of a trusted old friend: he’s being held hostage after taking an incriminating hard drive and needs help. Tiny’s old training kicks in, and as he races across the South African landscape on a stolen BMW motorcycle to the rendezvous point, he is pursued by several interested and hostile forces, including South Africa’s Presidential Intelligence Unit. None of them have a clue what they’re up against.

With his books published in twenty languages, the critically acclaimed Deon Meyer has won a reputation as one of the best thriller writers in the world. Heart of the Hunter is an epic adventure across the landscape and history of a remarkable country.

Publisher: New York : Grove Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Publishers Group West, [2003]
ISBN: 9780802145789
Branch Call Number: Fiction Meyer Pbk
Characteristics: 553 pages ; 18 cm


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Nov 27, 2016

wonderful story, deep and engrossing

Kraut01 Dec 12, 2015

Very well plotted and thoughtful book. It feels real.

shannon40 Jun 30, 2012

A thriller that never slows down, with complex characters and poetic writing. Definitely 5 stars.


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shannon40 Jul 11, 2012

…Beautiful country this. Colourful. That is the difference, the major difference between this landscape and the Karoo. More colour, as if God’s palette was increasingly used up on the way south. Here the green was greener, the ridges browner, the grass more yellow, the sky more blue....
Colour had messed up this land. The difference in colour....
The road grew straight again, a black ribbon stretching out ahead, grass veld and thorn bush. Cumulus clouds in line, a war host marching across the heavens. This was the face of Africa. Unmistakeable.


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