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The Leopard Hunts in Darkness St. Martin’s Paperbacks Wilbur Smith


10th March 2013 Literature & Fiction 0 Comments

In Manhattan, Craig Mellow is the toast of the literary world, a young writer whose bestselling novels and larger-than-life adventures are fueled by natural-born charisma. But Craig lost a limb and a legacy in Africa. And his heart still clings to the land.

A representative of the World Bank recruits Craig to return to his war-torn homeland–to use his knowledge of Zimbawe’s people, languages, and wildlife to stabilize its future. But once he sets foot on the continent, Craig cannot resist what runs in his blood

Soon, this scion of a legendary family is caught in a new era of massive ivory poaching, of tribal warfare waged with modern killing tools, and international politics hardwired directly to Washington and Moscow. With a woman by his side and a traitor behind his back, Craig is about to learn a lesson of a brutal new age–if he can survive Africa one more time.

Wild Justice, nicely read by Steven Pacey, involves Col. Peter Stride, who leads an elite force in an assault on a hijacked airliner in an attempt to free endangered hostages. Though the raid succeeds, Stride is fired for not fully following orders. Free from his military connection, he is then in a position to fight terrorism and conspiracy independently. A good story with lots of twists and treacheries. Together or separately, these three books are fine short adventures; each tale is about one-sixth the length of its original novel and loses an awful lot in the abridging. A recommendation: get these audios if you must for patrons in a hurry, but point them to an unabridged version if you can. – Cliff Glaviano, Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., OH
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Smith deftly evokes not only the horrific but also the beautiful, particularly the lush landscape of Africa.”The Washington Post Book World”Wilbur Smith’s written another page-turner.”–Daily Mail

Praise for Wilbur Smith

Smith is a master. Publishers Weekly

One of the worlds most popular adventure writers. The Washington Post Book World

A rare author who wields a razor-sharp sword of craftsmanship. Tulsa World

Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared. The Times (UK)
“Best Historical Novelist–I say Wilbur Smith, with his swashbuckling novels of Africa. The bodices of rip and the blood flows. You can get lost in Wilbur Smith and misplace all of August.”–Stephen King

“Action is Wilur Smith’s game, and he is a master.”–The Washington Post Book World

The worlds leading adventure writer. Daily Express (UK)

“Wilbur Smith rarely misses a trick.”–Sunday Times

Smith is a captivating storyteller. The Orlando Sentinel

No one does adventure quite like Smith. Daily Mirror (UK)

“A thundering good read is virtually the only way of describing Wilbur Smiths books. The Irish Times

Smith deftly evokes not only the horrific but also the beautiful, particularly the lush landscape of Africa.”The Washington Post Book World”Wilbur Smith’s written another page-turner.”–Daily Mail

Praise for Wilbur Smith

Smith is a master. Publishers Weekly

One of the worlds most popular adventure writers. The Washington Post Book World

A rare author who wields a razor-sharp sword of craftsmanship. Tulsa World

Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared. The Times
“Best Historical Novelist–I say Wilbur Smith, with his swashbuckling novels of Africa. The bodices of rip and the blood flows. You can get lost in Wilbur Smith and misplace all of August.”–Stephen King

“Action is Wilur Smith’s game, and he is a master.”–The Washington Post Book World

The worlds leading adventure writer. Daily Express

“Wilbur Smith rarely misses a trick.”–Sunday Times

Smith is a captivating storyteller. The Orlando Sentinel

No one does adventure quite like Smith. Daily Mirror

“A thundering good read is virtually the only way of describing Wilbur Smiths books. The Irish Times

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