Blood Safari by Deon Meyer

Blood Safari by Deon Meyer

A very good book by Deon Meyer. In this we deal with a new character named Lemmer who works for a bodyguard company. We also have a wealthy and attractive client named Emma le Roux who is need of protection after a home invasion which was focused upon her and which occurred at a friends home where she was visiting for the Christmas holidays. Lemmer is given the assignment to guard Emma and she tells him a story that will include a missing brother of over 20 years, the deaths of protected vultures and the resulting deaths of those who killed the animals, deceased parents who died tragically and no real reason why all this should involved Emma. Along the way Meyer uses about 3 or 4 chapters to reveal Lemmer’s background, South African politics, eco-terrorism and a host of other issues that gives us insight into both the characters and the issues surrounding South Africa as of the date of the books publication (and which probably continue to present day!).
Meyer has a deep love of his home country, and it shows in the way his characters passionately feel about their efforts to right many of their past wrongs, and the wildlife issues that are part of this book are real even today. It is a another wonderful effort and worth reading. It also is good for fans of mysteries to get a chance to read a native South African author and to develop an appreciation for Africa, South Africa and the author himself. Top Notch, as alway, Deon!!

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