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The Delta

The Delta

Tony Park

St. Martin's Press

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Assassin-for-hire Sonja Kurtz is on the run. Kurtz, an ex-soldier turned mercenary, is given a high profile job—to kill the president of Zimbabwe. But it's a set up, the assassination attempt fails, Kurtz has been burned and her exfiltration plan are in ruins. Kurtz now heads for her only place of refuge, the Okavango Delta in the heart of Botswana. Determined to lay low and take it easy, Sonja discovers that her beloved Delta is on the brink of destruction. In a bid to halt a project that would destroy the Delta's fragile network of swamps and waterways, she is recruited as an ‘eco-commando.'

Soon she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue as deadly as the one she left behind her. Caught between her ex-lover Sterling, Martin Steele, her mercenary commander, and a TV wildlife documentary host ‘Coyote' Sam Chapman who blunders out of the bush in a reality show gone wrong. Instead of escaping her violent past, Sonja is now surrounded by men who are relying on her killer instincts. Having come to peace, she finds herself in the midst of a deadly war… and it is not only the survival of the Delta that is at stake.

The Delta is a white-knuckle thriller from international bestseller Tony Park, the new "master of adventure," in his North American debut.

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Africa was dying of thirst before her eyes. To keep herself awake, and alert, she watched the birds and the trees through the scope, but it was a depressing view.

Ficus sycamorus, the sycamore fig, on the bank...

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Praise for The Delta

“An all-action, old-fashioned, full-on boy's own romp from an author who is starting to challenge the veteran Wilbur Smith for the title of ‘master of the African thriller'… Break-neck in pace, with narrow escapes from death on every page, its charm is infectious.” —Daily Mail (UK)

“Action-packed… love, betrayal, and myriad plot twists keep this story moving a mile a minute. Southern Africa is brought to life with detailed description of people, animals, and the wild yet beautiful landscape….A thriller that will make your heart race as you find yourself immersed in the struggle for survival.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“A fast-moving thriller starring a female mercenary in a great setting, along with violence and a dollop of sex… Don't expect damsels in distress in this novel. Do expect a thrill ride that won't disappoint.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“[An] ambitious African thriller... Park excels at capturing the wilds of the continent, as well as its political and commercial pressures.” —Publishers Weekly

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About the author

Tony Park

A #1 bestseller in Australia, TONY PARK is the author of ten novels and several works of nonfiction. Born and raised in Sydney, he is a major in the Australian Army Reserve and served in Afghanistan . He divides his time between Sydney and southern Africa, where he researches and writes his novels.

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