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Tony Park’s ‘African Dawn’ reviewed by Business Day

Tony Park is an Aussie with an African heart. He spends six months of every year in southern Africa with his wife, Nicola, a tent and a Land Rover. He’s not strictly South African, but we’ll let it slide in the light of his newest crime novel, African Dawn. Here’s a story summary and below, a review by Business Day‘s Lauren de Beer.

Three families – the Bryants, the Quilter-Phipps and the Ngwenyas – share a history as complex and bloody as the country itself.

Dedicated conservationists Paul and Philippa Bryant face an enormous struggle: to save their farm and small herd of endangered black rhinos from corrupt government minister Emmerson Ngwenya. Twin brothers, ex-soldier Braedan and environmentalist Tate Quilter-Phipps join the fight.

But the brothers’ own history is fraught, and when they fall in love with the same woman, Natalie Bryant, their rivalry threatens to not only derail the attempt to save the rhinos, but also puts the lives of all involved at risk. And with Emmerson vowing to stop at nothing until he has control of the farm, a bloody showdown seems inevitable.

With blood feuds still to settle, every one of these players will be drawn into the fray, and not one will remain unscathed.

De Beer writes

With the plight of the rhino and the turmoil in Zimbabwe never far from the headlines, Tony Park’s African Dawn is a timely reminder that almost nothing good ever comes from man’s meddling with nature and politics.

Check out the full review here.

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