Fans of bestselling thriller writer Tony Park can now enjoy his thirteenth novel - a breakneck chase adventure, featuring an assassination, a stolen baby and a race to the death. RED EARTH, published by Pan Macmillan in paperback today, is an adventure novel set against the backdrop of KwaZulu-Natal, the home of South Africa’s Zulus. 

Durban, South Africa, a car is hijacked. Suzanne Fessey fights back and kills one thief but the other, wounded, escapes with her baby on board. In pursuit of the missing vehicle and baby are helicopter tracker pilot Nia Carras from the air, and Mike Dunn, a nearby wildlife researcher, from the ground.

But South Africa's police have bigger problems: a bomb has gone off in Durban, killing the visiting American Ambassador, and chaos has descended on Kwa-Zulu Natal.As the missing baby is tracked through the wild game reserves from Zululand to Zimbabwe, Mike and Nia come to realise that the war on terror has invaded their part of the world.

The author has pledged to donate a portion of the royalties from the first 200 copies sold of his novel Red Earth to the charity Veterans For Wildlife. Purchasers of Red Earth will be invited to send photographs of their receipts to

Veterans For Wildlife is an international charity that aims to prevent wildlife crime using the skills, knowledge and experience of military veterans. 

Praise for RED EARTH and Tony Park

‘A gripping page-turner.’ – Thando Ndabezitha, Sawubona Magazine

‘Their frantic chase through the wild animal reserves of Southern Africa makes for a gripping yarn told by a master of the craft, Australian author, Tony Park’ – Herald Sun

‘Tony Park is one of Australia’s best thriller writers and his African-based novels are consistently entertaining and thought-provoking.’ – Canberra Times

‘In his novels you can smell Africa… Tony Park's insightful descriptions make you feel you are there… Another page turner from Tony Park whose love affair with Africa seduces us all.' – Susan DeLong, Mudgee Guardian & Gulgong Advertiser

About Tony Park

Tony Park grew up in Australia and fell in love with South Africa on a short trip in 1995. A Major in the Australian Army Reserve, Park served in Afghanistan in 2002. He and his wife spend half of every year in Sydney and the remainder in southern Africa, where they own a home on the border of the Kruger National Park. Author of 13 African thrillers, he has worked as a newspaper reporter in Australia and England, a government press secretary, a public relations consultant, and a freelance writer..

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