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Night of Knives

Author: Evans, Jon Set In . . .
 Africa, Uganda, Congo, Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls, Harare, Kampala
Genre: Thriller
Time Frame: 2000s
Published: 2007
Description: Veronica Kelly came to Africa to start her life over. Still reeling from her divorce, she is grateful when a handsome stranger invites her to join a tour to visit gorillas in Uganda's wild Impenetrable Forest. A trip that goes desperately wrong when their group is captured by brutal gunmen.

Then one tourist is executed.

And then another.

This is no random kidnapping: their abduction is only the first move in a deadly strategic game. A game in which Veronica's ex-husband is somehow involved.

Now she must embark on a wild journey across Africa, to unveil a malignant conspiracy before it consumes entire nations - and thousands of lives...

Reviews of Night of Knives:

Evans's plots positively teem with well-drawn characters and terse, well-controlled dialogue. There are plenty of twists and turns and the non-stop action is guaranteed to leave readers breathless. — Lancashire Evening Post

Suspense aplenty keeps the pages turning. — Gold Coast Bulletin (Australia)

A gripping and terrifying read. — The York Press

Full of twists and turns, this high-concept, high-adrenalin thriller bests most of what has been produced out of Hollywood in recent years. A must read for action junkies everywhere. — South Coast Register (Australia)

A vivid eye for detail ... a tale that yomps through the bush and across countries. — Huddersfield Examiner

The novel begins at speed, with a group of British, American and Canadian tourists trekking through the Ugandan jungle on a gorilla-spotting tour. By the time the page numbers reach double figures, the guards are dead and the tourists' apparently Congolese captors are marching them towards the Uganda-Congo border, where the plan is to hold them to ransom.

But almost every aspect of the plot is more complicated than it seems ... — Sydney Morning Herald

About the Author

Jon Evans is a novelist, journalist, adventure traveler, and software engineer. His novels have won an Arthur Ellis Award and praise from The Economist, The Times, and The Washington Post. His most recent book is the Vertigo Crime graphic novel The Executor. Jon has also written for Wired, Reader's Digest, The Guardian and The Globe & Mail, and he is a regular contributor to TechCrunch. He can be found online at
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