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From Cape Town with Love Hardcover – May 18, 2010
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--Eric Jerome Dickey, New York Times bestselling author of Resurrecting Midnight and Dying for Revenge
“Bold, sexy, and engaging, FROM CAPE TOWN WITH LOVE is an amazing novel penned by extremely talented storytellers! Tennyson Hardwick continues to be one of the most superb characters in contemporary literature.”
--Zane, New York Times bestselling author of TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART, executive producer and screenwriter, Cinemax Original Series "Zane's Sex Chronicles"
"Heart-stopping and crazy sexy, FROM CAPE TOWN WITH LOVE will keep your pulse pounding through the long night. Tennyson Hardwick is a hero for the 21st Century. Easy Rawlins, say hello to James Bond!"
--Paul Levine, author of ILLEGAL
About the Author
Tananarive Due is an American Book Award-winning, Essence bestselling author of Blood Colony, The Living Blood, The Good House, and Joplin’s Ghost. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit her blog at TananariveDue.blogspot.com.
Steven Barnes is an award-winning author of twenty-three novels, including the New York Times bestseller The Cestus Deception. Visit his website at LifeWrite.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
If ever there was a book made for the big screen, this is it. The trio of authors do an excellent job helping us to visualize the beauty of South Africa, experience the roller coaster of emotions from the characters all while reminding us that everyone is vulnerable. Although reading Casanegra and In the Night of the Heat is not required, I strongly encourage doing so in order to fully appreciate the authors development of the characters.
It has been a pleasure taking these adventures with Tennyson Hardwick and I look forward to more.
Someone clearly has never told Tennyson Hardwick this because from the moment he steps foot on the soil of South Africa -- majestic, beautiful and the place where the rich and famous pay mighty to get as close to God's beauty on earth as possible -- the hero we all love to love finds out just where his good intentions take him. He's there to win back the love of his life, the only woman who managed to tame the heart of the gigolo turned actor turned private detective. It's the latter that drove April away after she watched him solve two high-profile Hollywood murders while at the same time barely escaping with his own life.
So instead of just licking the wounds of his broken heart and falling into the first bed he could find, which is easy when you are a man like Ten, he heads to South Africa on a mission to get his girl. But soon into the trip, he finds himself guarding a Hollywood A-list actress when she visits an orphanage to adopt an African child.
That successful trip puts him on the speed dial of superstar Sofia Maitlin and garners him another gig serving as a bodyguard at her adopted daughter's birthday party. It was supposed to be an easy day, guarding a pampered American princess who was being celebrated by Hollywood royalty. But like Tennyson always finds out, good intentions lead to no where but hell.
Next comes a kidnapping that puts Ten right in the middle of a web of lies, espionage, danger and uncertainty that only he can escape. And, this time he has someone else who needs him more, a beautiful little girl's life hangs in the balance.Read more ›
Cape Town is ambitious in concept, but for some reason the flow of the book is not nearly as smooth and captivating as Casanegra. You typically look to find progress and growth in a character and this book seemed much more like a first effort than the third installment. I did appreciate where the story was trying to go, but it never picked up interest or steam for me in any aspect. It started slow and pretty much stayed there.
I will continue to support the series because I find Tennyson to be an entertaining protagonist, but unlike Casanegra, I can't recommend the book to people who aren't familiar with the character. If someone is familiar with the story-line I would give them a fair warning, but overall the book is flat and below the standard that I've come to expect from the series. Better luck on the next go-round...
I have previously likened Tennyson Hardwick to Walter Mosley's Ezekiel Rawlins, brought into the twenty-first century. Just as Mosley uses the racial conflict in LA in the 1950's and 60's as a backdrop for murder mystery, Underwood, Due, and Barnes use Hollywood of the Obama years, the election and recession as a backdrop. Mosley gave us "colorful" titles for his Easy Rawlins series. The Tennyson Hardwick series has titles that play on classic movies from Bogart, Poitier, and Bond.
There are points when the 2010 pop culture becomes a little distracting, but who knows, fifty years may prove that Paris Hilton, Jerry Seinfeld, and Jack Bauer are as timeless as Loretta Young and Clark Gable after all.
I know Tananarive Due's writing for her tender characterizations that make for people that I care about. Even minor characters and immortals who leave a trail of murder over centuries are the ones I look forward to reading more about. I know Steven Barnes only through my subscription to his daily inspirational emails for aspiring writers. They are full of references to eastern meditation, and to martial arts discipline and training. The martial arts sequences in Cape Town were spell-binding.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good read for a relaxing day at the beach or for a lazy afternoon.Published 3 months ago by JDaniels3
From Cape Town with Love (2010) is the third mystery novel in the Tennyson Hardwick series, following In the Night of the Heat. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bill Jordin
READ ALL 4 OF THE HARDWICK BOOKS. HOPE TO SEE MORE FICTION BY UNDERWOOD.Published 11 months ago by Linda Mersch
This is the best book in the series, and I also added the recommended playlist to my iPod.Published 15 months ago by D. King
I love Tennyson Hardwick. This was the best one ever. You will not be disappointed if you pick this one up.Published 19 months ago by Yaa Oforiwaa
If you like the flawed but compelling character type, you'll love this series. The mystery unfolds at just the right pace.Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
The novel was a smooth continuation of the previous novel with Tennyson Hardwick. It's like a soap opera, which makes you wonder what's next. Read morePublished on January 15, 2014 by Stanley Maxwell
Best novel I've read in a long time! Kindle books are great bc you can carry all your books around in one place. Love this novelPublished on December 18, 2013 by DJ
Great book, just wish that I could have put it down to save it from reading it all the first nightPublished on December 15, 2013 by Kendall Harkless