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A "Muslim" attack in Cape Town? Too far-fetched. It can't be true. So why is the Presidential Intelligence Agency so desperate to intercept a shipment? Why is the CIA bringing in its big guns? And why, if it's only a rumor, is it having such violent consequences - on the life of Milla Strachan, a former housewife who just wanted to live a little dangerously; Lemmer, a freelance bodyguard turned reluctant smuggler; and former cop Mat Joubert, who's working on his first case as a private eye? Before long, the trail of death stretches from the Chizarira to the Cape Waterfront.
In his eagerly awaited seventh novel, Meyer moves deftly among a brilliantly rendered cast of characters - farmers, outlaws, gangsters, intelligence agents - and delves deeply into the people, problems, and landscapes of South Africa.
©2010 Original material by Deon Meyer. Translation © 2011 K.L. Seegers. Recorded by arrangement with Atlantic Monthly Press, an imprint of Grove/Atlantic, Inc. (P)2011 HighBridge Company
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5 out of 5 stars
By Candace Russell on 09-26-15


This is the 7th book of the series (which, since Audible doesn't give the list, in order, are Dead Before Dying, Dead at Daybreak, Heart of the Hunter, Devil's Peak, Blood Safari, Thirteen Hours, Trackers, Seven Days, Cobra, and in October Audible will hopefully have the English release of Icarus). I think it best to listen to them in order, since so many wonderful characters weave in and out of the series (I only hate Tiger Mazibuko), though I personally almost had to take notes to get my head around all the African names. Trackers is, IMHO, the most complicated of the series so far. It feels like about four separate books until close to the end when the threads come together and the mystery starts to be solved (I do love a mystery), and you really have to pay attention. And Simon Vance is, as always, a genius. I follow quite a few mystery authors, many much better known, at least in the US, than Deon Meyer, but this is the one that I find most absorbing and exciting. Thrilling, in fact, thanks in no small measure to Simon Vance. I hope they never break up that team.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Liz on 09-20-11

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Deon Meyer is a genius. Simon Vance becomes each character for whom he speaks. The two together create a compelling listening experience.

Meyer has brought some characters from his previous books and entangled them in an intricate, fascinating plot consisting of several tales in one. You have to hang on to them all until the very end when they come together and you say "AHHHH", in satisfaction.

Besides all that, Meyer somehow makes you care about each character, each plot within "the plot". I don't see how Meyer can top this one, but I believe I thought that before about him. Obviously he has what it takes.

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