Tony Park, Pan Macmillan SA
When a rare and priceless cycad is stolen from a private game reserve near Hoedspruit, Joanne Flack, a member of the eccentric Pretoria Cycad and Firearms Appreciation Society, is the main suspect. The CIA hires former mercenary Sonja Kurtz to find Flack and retrieve the cycad, but the mission turns out to be much more complicated: Kurtz uncovers links between the poaching of wild cycads, an international smuggling ring and a terrorist organisation in Mali… If you like the sound of dramatic boat chases on the Zambezi River, bullets flying in the African bush, and a fast-paced plot where you’re never sure who the bad guys and gals are, this latest novel by Australian author Tony Park will keep you on the edge of your beach towel this summer. Last Survivor is the fourth book in his Sonja Kurtz series, but you won’t be lost if you haven’t read the others.
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