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{Read Book} â Safari de Sangue Ù Lemmer um guarda costas profissional, um ex condenado que Emma le Roux vai contratar na tentativa de encontrar o irm o dado como morto h mais de vinte anos Um caso que vem a revelar se extremamente perigoso e com implica es pol ticas internacionais Um thriller empolgante do mais consagrado autor do g nero, na frica do Sul A decent read but not up to par with the author s previous works I did enjoy the main character, the rural South African setting, and I learned quite a bit about the environmental issues facing South Africa Unfortunately the resolution of the plot was overly complicated and too unrealistic for my tastes and the book was a bit overlong. THE BLURB When the rich and famous visit South Africa, their first port of call is often Body Armor, the personal security company offering two types of protection the big and intimidating muscle men called Gorillas or the lean and hungry former government body guards, referred to as Invisibles Lemmer is a freelance Invisible The tiny and beautiful Emma le Roux, a brand consultant from Cape Town, wants to hire him He needs the money, so he listens to her story Lemmer s First General Law isTHE BLURB When the rich and famous visit South Africa, their first port of call is often Body Armor, the personal security company offering two types of protection the big and intimidating muscle men called Gorillas or the lean and hungry former government body guards, referred to as Invisibles Lemmer is a freelance Invisible The tiny and beautiful Emma le Roux, a brand consultant from Cape Town, wants to hire him He needs the money, so he listens to her story Lemmer s First General Law is Don t get involved But he has never failed as a body guard and he s also grown a little too fond of Emma He uncovers simmering racial and political tensions, greed, corruption, and a network of eco terrorists He follows the leads until he finds what he s after The people who attacked Emma Getting to them will be extremely dangerous, and exposing them could have international political implications If he fails, both he and Emma will end up dead But Lemmer is sick and tired of being invisible He goes after them, against all odds.COMMENTSThis is another suspense thriller from Deon Meyer, the internationally award winning crime writer With his books already being translated intothan 20 languages, he has been crowned as one of the top crime and thriller writers in the world Endearing should not be a word used in any crime novel, yet, the main characters were presented with so much empathy and soul South Africa has a long history of suffering, of power play and greed, which manifested itself in different ways in the different inhabitants Lemmer, our hero and protagonist, moved from the one extremist group to the next, while trying to protect an innocent client against the dark forces at play in government, the establishment and conservation This is a high voltage story a fascinating read Action packed, introspective, and thrilling I was unknowingly fortunate to provide lunch for the author and a group of motorbikers when he visited our region He looked familiar, and his name rang a thousand bells in my mind, but the light bulb moment only came after they left I even had a long conversations with him that day about our region, its history and cultures Imagine my own feeling of stupidity when I finally realized why I was suppose to know him I already read four of his first books at the time And he already was a highly popular author in South Africa and abroad But when you have to run around and keep 40 people happy for an hour or two, there s not enough time to think much Well, that s my excuse, anyway Oy He could have autographed all my books Nevertheless, he was already one of my favorite authors anyway before I met him and I can recommend his crime thrillers to all my friends enjoying a touch of adventure and an interest in the wider world out there His books are always informative, unbiased, well researched and gripping tales with the people, lives and cultures of Southern Africa as his muse Yes, and you do lose sleep when you start one of his novels His humbleness reflects in his characters Yet he is fast becoming the next best thing after Wilbur Smith He probably will surpass Wilbur Smith very soon Emma Le Roux s brother disappeared twenty years ago and has long been presumed dead Imagine her surprise, then, when she sees a photo on the television news of a man suspected of murder and recognizes him as her long lost brother Emma contacts the police and shortly thereafter, three assassins show up at her house and she narrowly escapes being killed.Emma turns for help to Body Armor, one of South Africa s premier personal protection companies Martin Lemmer, a man with a troubled past, is th Emma Le Roux s brother disappeared twenty years ago and has long been presumed dead Imagine her surprise, then, when she sees a photo on the television news of a man suspected of murder and recognizes him as her long lost brother Emma contacts the police and shortly thereafter, three assassins show up at her house and she narrowly escapes being killed.Emma turns for help to Body Armor, one of South Africa s premier personal protection companies Martin Lemmer, a man with a troubled past, is thus assigned the task of guarding Emma s lovely body as she traipses around South Africa, searching for the man who might be her brother and stirring up trouble at every turn The two put together an increasingly complex picture of the alleged killer who was a radical environmentalist Along the way, Emma and Martin and the reader as well, of course are also subjected to any number of lectures about the ways in which greedy, thoughtless human beings are destroying the only planet that they have.The mysterious villains who want Emma dead and out of their hair do not give up easily, and Martin will have his hands full trying to keep her safe Along the way, he will uncover all sorts of nefarious plots and put his own safety at serious risk.Lurking somewhere in this book is a reasonably decent thriller But reading it, it s hard to decide what Meyer s real objective might be Is he attempting to write a straightforward thriller Is this primarily an urgent warning about the serious environmental damage that is being done in South Africa Is it supposed to be a character study of Lemmer, the narrator, whose past is slowly revealed as the book progresses Virtually every time the story begins to build up a head of steam, Meyer brings it to a screeching halt and drops in a lecture about environmental matters There is also a significant development near the middle of the book after which the narrator goes on for pages and pages describing his past life to the point where the reader is virtually pleading with the author to just get on with the story.This is a very long book, and Meyer is obviously sincere in his concern for the environment The latter is all to the good, at least as far as I m concerned But he could have told this story in a mucheconomical fashion and maintained the suspense he was attempting to build, rather than letting it dissipate away on way too many occasions And in the process, he could have still gotten his message across without beating the reader over the head with it This is my first Deon Meyer book I have read, and it did not disappoint Being South African I may be a bit biased, but I liked the fact that I could relate to the environment and the author s take on South African life, politics and conservationism The main character Lemmer is great and the story line has loads of angle, from eco terrorism to old conspiracies A must read for South Africans