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Summary

Has Ben Hope finally met his match?

The master best seller returns with the explosive follow-up to Star of Africa. The second in a two-part series.

Held hostage by a despicable tyrant in the heart of Africa - within the lawless and unforgiving Congo - it's not looking good for Ben Hope. Even worse, someone very important to him has fallen into the enemy's hands, and they're using this against Ben as part of a depraved plan to bend him to their will.

©2016 Scott Mariani (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Slick, serpentine and very, very entertaining.... If you've got a pulse, you'll love Scott Mariani; if you haven't, then maybe you crossed Ben Hope." (Simon Toyne)
"Scott Mariani is an awesome writer." (Chris Kuzneski)
"Deadly conspiracies, bone-crunching action and a tormented hero with a heart.... Scott Mariani packs a real punch." (Andy McDermott)
"A romp of a read, each page like a tasty treat. Enjoy." (Steve Berry)

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Unnerving but gripping.

Gruesome & unnecessarily gory in places. NOT for kids. I know these horrors go on in Africa but I don't think it's needed in entertainment.

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Epic story

One of the best in the Ben Hope series. The story really takes you there. Fantastic performance by narrator.

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  • 25-06-17

Glad that's over!

This was a hard read! I am a big fan of the Ben hope books and have read them all to date but the last 2 were tough. I had to switch to audiobook because of the content being so dark. I might take a break from them for a bit.

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A really great listen!

Before starting this book I did listen to part I, I would recommend it & read some reviews.
The books are full of great action, sympathetic & gruesome characters in equal parts, a full grasp of Africa.... politically etc plus many twists & turns.
I enjoyed both books, particularly this one & certainly recommend to anyone who thrives on action & adventure..... wonderful!

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Brilliant.

Like all of Scott's stories. Fast, full of action, hard to put down. Just plain brilliant.

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Great

Awesome book great story usual gripping stuff can't wait for the next, hopefully that will be released soon !!!!

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Great book

As this was part of two books it was hard to score the first book but now I have listened to them both I have to say very good books could have made this one book but hey ho .

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What a rollercoaster

Totally enthralled by this rollercoaster of a book
Ben hope wipes the floor with his contemporaries

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Another good book

Another page turner from the author. Though must wart readers who are sensitive that this book is quite violent in parts

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The story is now finished

The last book "Star of Africa" left a lot hanging.....this is a solid end and was worth the wait.