by Tony Park
Last year I had the pleasure of attending a talk by Australian author Tony Park at my local library. Tony spoke about why he is so passionate about living in South Africa and his inspirations for writing stories set there. I was captivated and decided to read one of his books. I chose Silent Predator. I was immediately transported to South Africa by Tony’s description of its scenery and wildlife.
Silent Predator is a suspense thriller set in South Africa. British Detective Sergeant Tom Furey is sent to a luxury safari lodge in Kruger National Park to protect Britain’s Assistant Minister of Defence, Robert Greeves. Furey’s world is turned upside down when Robert Greeves is kidnapped. Furey is immediately suspended and his career looks like coming to an unjust and abrupt end. The suspended Furey and local Inspector Sannie van Resburg defy orders and enter into a dangerous search for the kidnappers, desperate to rescue Robert Greeves before he is killed.
I liked the author’s easy to read writing style and enjoyed the story which was face paced, believable and had a few twists in the plot along the way. Silent Predator includes themes of adventure, romance, betrayal, terrorism, and people trafficking.