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Heart Of The Hunter
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Deon Meyer lives and works in Capetown, South Africa, where he both writes and works in the design of internet web-sites. He has recently re-married and now has whole or part-ownership in four children.

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'If DEAD AT DAYBREAK is anything to go by, we are seeing the rise of a major new, international writing talent. I cannot recommend this book highly enough' -- The Big Issue 'DEAD BEFORE DYING is both a portrait of a society in change and the interior life of a troubled but essentially decent man, written with wit and insight. But more than that, it's a genuinely gripping page-turner whose shocking revelations hit the reader with real surprise' -- Manchester Evening News 'There have been any number of exceptional mysteries set in southern Africa over the years, from James McClure's cracking police procedurals featuring Inspector Kramer and his Bantu assistant, Mickey Zondi, to Alexander McCall Smith's whimsical Botswana novels. Cape Town author Deon Meyer appears poised to join their ranks with the U.S. release of HEART OF THE HUNTER ! a taut post-Apartheid thriller pitting a common man against a corrupt government ! Breakneck pacing, staccato dialogue - if ever a book had 'movie' written all over it, HEART OF THE HUNTER is it (think Mystic River meets Rambo, in a setting suggesting The Gods Must Be Crazy).' -- Bookpage 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 'Abroad, Deon Meyer has been compared to John le Carre. But it would be more appropriate to compare him to the equally splendid English crime writer Gerald Seymour. However, Meyer can easily stand on his own without comparison to others, as literary South Africa can certainly be proud of this intelligent thriller.' -- Politiken, Denmark 20070526 'Anew 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

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