Heart of the Hunter by Deon Meyer
A Novel

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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.

About Deon Meyer

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DEON MEYER lives in Durbanville in South Africa with his wife and four children. Other than his family, Deon s big passions are motorcycling, music, reading, cooking and rugby. In January 2008 he retired from his day job as a consultant on brand strategy for BMW Motorrad, and is now a full time author. Deon Meyer s books have attracted worldwide critical acclaim and a growing international fanbase. Originally written in Afrikaans, they have now been translated into several languages, including English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Finnish, Czech, Romanian, Slovakian, Bulgarian, Japanese and Polish.
Published March 6, 2012 by Grove Press. 396 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction

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Miriam, her small son, their small house, that’s Tiny modest life—and it’s a life he loves.

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Meyer's description of the terrain makes his audience a part of the story, cheering for Tiny's success and the return to his new life.

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As many of the problems in the book seem to be due to a lack of communication within this task force, I am uncertain that anyone should be impressed.

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You start to wonder if Tiny will get there in time to save Johnny.

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