By Antony Dunford
Rated: 5 Stars *****
I waited awhile for Hunted and was excited that for Christmas, Hobeck Books emailed a copy and I wasn’t disappointed… Thank you!
On the backdrop of wild animals, there is a terrific thriller to be had.
Find out more about the author, the blurb and my review below.
Once a member of the world’s first all-female special forces unit, the Norwegian Hunter Troop,
Jane Haven is now helping her brother Kennet protect some of the world’s most endangered animals at his Kenyan Wildlife Conservancy.
Heavily armed poachers pose a deadly threat to humans and animals alike, and when her brother dies suddenly, Jane vows to protect his legacy against the threats circling the Bandari reservation.
With rhino horn worth more than diamonds – those threats keep on coming – until Jane finds she’s the one being hunted …
Hunted is a thrilling adventure that transports the reader into the savage beauty of the African bush. Antony Dunford captures the majesty of Kenya’s wildlife, and in Jane Haven, he’s created a modern kick-ass heroine for the Extinction Rebellion generation.
This is a fabulous book with bite in such an exciting setting, which in turn brings a great paced thriller. Festo, Douglas, Jane and Tony are on the Laikipia Plateau, Kenya, amongst the wild animals, such as rhinos and Zebras amongst other animals and birds across the Savannah. It’s a spectacular landscape to behold in the mind’s-eye. It is exquisite in depiction of African wilderness and is quite irresistible and enchanting, yet endangered due to poachers and there’s a peculiar omen featuring an owl. All of which would draw any reader in and by the second chapter, there’s even more action.
Murder is never pretty, and this one definitely is not and the hunt is on in what becomes a fast-paced thriller, which becomes about humans and animals in danger. As much as there is this, there is a beautiful richness to the story and it is all encompassing and absorbing as Africa wraps around you. The theories are interesting with the dynamics at play in characters and landscape adding depth to the story.
The book later moves to Nairobi, Lang’ata Maximum Security Prison. It sends a slight shiver down the spine in the way it is described and then you get to know a bit about the activities that are within it and some of the prisoners. It gets more intriguing still and before you know it, the book has come to and end! It’s a very good end in finding out the culprit and also, like throughout, such a nod to conservation and the stark need for it, to protect what is left in the natural world and all done in a none preachy way and all within a fantastic fast-paced thriller with a great heroine.
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