- Paperback: 317 pages
- Publisher: Infinity Publishing; 1st edition (March 30, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0741429497
- ISBN-13: 978-0741429490
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,835,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dangerous Game Paperback – April 19, 2006
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Throughout Don Hollway's debut novel, readers are reminded that "this is not Hemingway's Africa." DANGEROUS GAME is raw, brutal and unflinching in its portrayal of violence in Africa. From the choppy flow of its paragraphs -- replete with coarse and vulgar language that characterizes the people -- to the unrelenting danger imposed upon the protagonist, readers are besieged by the politics and the prejudices of the region. All of it is conveyed in gruesome detail.
Hollway has superb ability with scenes of intense action and they come fast and furious. The best word to describe this action is visceral. While hunting or fighting or being tortured, the reader feels like a character in the story. There are times you want to look away, to get away from the danger, but inexorably you are violently pulled back in -- even when you don't want to go back.
Hollway also displays talent at creating believable and unique characters in just a few words or actions. He crafts distinct individuals and realistic dialogue well chosen to convey each character's personality. Even secondary characters are sincere and real. You like them, hate them, pity them. It all feels authentic. -- Blogcritics
From the Back Cover
This is not Hemingway's Africa. This is the Africa of the new millennium. Violent. Drug-ridden. Corrupt. Overpopulated and overrun with bandits and poachers. Famine and war, AIDS and AK-47's.
Mogadishu veteran Mike McKay has returned to the Horn of Africa on unfinished business: protecting the nearly extinct black rhinoceros from the shifta, the Somali marauders who plague Kenya's arid Northeast Frontier. Turning white hunter for an amoral powerbroker with a private army (including a trophy secretary as beautiful and deceptively deadly as a black mamba) isn't part of the deal. Hunting is illegal in Kenya -- particularly the kind these mercenaries are after. And when a ruthless Somali warlord intervenes, Mike's caught between the Africans, the mercs, the desert, and his own past. It's a death struggle, for revenge, redemption, love...and to prove just who is the most DANGEROUS GAME.
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Somali warlord, Kenyan government officials, CIA - gee them AGAIN - and real animal wildlife, and that's just the first few chapters!
What a read!!!
Its gritty, its real, its brutal ... it's Africa. (T.I.A.)
I think that unless one has lived there, it's not easy to understand the `mentality' and politics.
This is a "shooter's" story, with lots to engage the imagination.
Warning: this is not a fairy tale, it is an Honest tale that flows quickly and will take you into places that will make your hair stand on end.
I can't wait for his next book!