BOOK REVIEW

  HEART OF THE HUNTER - DEON MEYER

The setting for this novel is South Africa.  Tiny Mpayipheli now lives a peaceful life in the country with the woman he loves and her son.  Tiny did something quite different before he met this woman.  He worked for the government as a type of "gun for hire."  His new family was not aware of what he did in his past.

Monica Kleintjes contacts Tiny to inform him that her father, Johnny, needs his help.  Tiny had to make a decision.  In order to help Johnny he would have to give up the peaceful life he had now and the love for his family.  Tiny didn't have to think about the situation very long.  He knew he had to help Johnny. 

Monica was told she had to take a disk from the safe and have it delivered within 72 hours or Johnny would be killed.  This is where Tiny's expertise comes into play.

When Tiny arrives at the airport, he realizes this situation is much more complicated than he originally thought.  It seems that the men holding Johnny are not the only ones who want the disk.

Time is ticking away.  Will Tiny be able to save his friend?  What is on the disk that everyone is after?

The first thing that really caught my attention was the excellent job Deon Meyer does with the characters.  He makes them seem so real.  This book a real thriller especially with the chase scenes.  The author really makes them seem so vivid.  You start to wonder if Tiny will get there in time to save Johnny.  This is a good read and one that I would recommend.

REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON

DO NOT REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE REVIEWER, NANCY EATON

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