It is 1997, eight months since vigilante justice-seeker Claymore Straker fled South Africa after his explosive testimony to Desmond Tutu’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In Paris, Rania LaTour, journalist, comes home to find that her son and her husband, a celebrated human rights lawyer, have disappeared. On an isolated island off the coast of East Africa, the family that Clay has befriended is murdered as he watches.
So begins the fourth instalment in the Claymore Straker series, a breakneck journey through the darkest reaches of the human soul, as Clay and Rania fight to uncover the mystery behind the disappearances and murders, and find those responsible. Events lead them both inexorably to Egypt, where an act of the most shocking terrorist brutality will reveal not only why those they loved were sacrificed, but how they were both, indirectly, responsible.
Relentlessly pursued by those who want them dead, they must work together to uncover the truth, and to find a way to survive in a world gone crazy. At times brutal, often lyrical, but always gripping, Absolution is a thriller that will leave you breathless and questioning the very basis of how we live and why we love.
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- What book truly inspired your life and why?
- How did you pick who you dedicated your book too?
- Did you do a lot of research for your book?
- What was your favourite read of 2017?
Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari. Fantastic.
- If you had to take three books on a desert island what would they be?
The complete works of William Shakespeare; The collected short stories of Ernest Hemingway; War and Peace.
- Can you tell us a little about your publishing journey?
It took me about three years once I had a reasonable manuscript together to find an agent, Broo Doherty from DHH. Then another two years to find a publisher – the great Karen Sullivan at Orenda books. At the time she was working at Arcadia Books in London, and they had just signed me. Karen decided to leave Arcadia and asked me if I would like to come with her. I said yes, and she bought the rights to my books, and I became the first Orenda author. Now, of course, Orenda is going great guns. I am very grateful.
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- What would you like your readers to know before starting your book?
- Do you have any questions that you would like to ask your readers?
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