Red Earth by Tony Park was my seventh of his books set in Africa and it was as good, or better, than any of the other six. As usual I had visited or knew some of the locations during a visit to South Africa’s, Kruger National Park, in 2013.
Basically this novel is one long chase scene and commences with a woman (Suzanne) who is victim of a car hijacking in Durban. One of the hijackers steals her car along with her infant son.
Helicopter pilot, Nia, and wildlife researcher (Mike) are in pursuit and led on a merry chase by two teenage school children friends who do not know just who is chasing them and the baby they now have in their possession.
As Mike and Nia track the missing baby through wild game reserves of Zululand and Zimbabwe, Mike and Nia realise that war on terror has arrived in their world.
Not only are the bad guys trying to catch up with the baby and its teenage saviours, so also, are the CIA and no-one knows which members of the CIA are good and who is running with the bad guys.
Red Earth moves along at a good pace and lovers of Tony Park books will enjoy Red Earth. Narrator, Mark Davis, also adds to this story.
I have rated Red Earth as a four star audiobook.
At the time of writing my review other Goodreads readers had awarded Red Earth an average of 4.09 stars from 473 ratings and 36 reviews
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an average of 4.09 stars
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