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The Delta

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The Delta - Tony Park, book reviewHaving thoroughly enjoyed Tony Park’s recent novel, African Dawn, I added his other novels to my wishlist – all of them set in Africa and sounding similarly exciting. He hasn’t written that many novels, so I decided to ration them so as to make the enjoyment of them last. My first purchase was The Delta.

Sonja is a mercenary, originally from Namibia, a former soldier who now works for a security firm, basically soldiers or assassins for hire. After a botched assassination attempt in Zimbabwe, she hides in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, a place she knows well.


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African Dawn

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African Dawn, Tony Park, book reviewBrowsing through new releases by publisher Quercus, a bright and bold cover caught my eye – African Dawn by Tony Park. The saying goes that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but this cover certainly served its purpose in attracting my attention to the blurb, which sounded like a novel I would enjoy.

Moving beyond that eye-catching cover design, African Dawn is a novel set in Zimbabwe. Opening in 1959, in what was then Rhodesia, it progresses through the bush war before skipping a few decades to present day Zimbabwe. The tagline says “A country in turmoil, a family torn apart”, but the novel actually concerns three families, whose lives become entwined through choice and accident. The Bryants have a farm where they care for black rhinos and are making a positive contribution to conservation efforts. It is around this farm that much of the action centres.


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