TONY PARK’S THRILLER THE CULL OUT IN SOUTH AFRICA AND AUSTRALIA — & PUBLISHED IN THE UK TOMORROW.

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Tony Park’s THE CULL is already thrilling readers in Australia and South Africa, where Pan Macmillan publish, and Pan Macmillan UK will publish the ebook for British readers tomorrow, 19 October 2017, with a print edition following on 22 March 2018. As Publisher’s Weekly says ‘Park excels at capturing the wilds of the continent, as well as its political and commercial pressures’ and THE CULL encapsulates all this in another pacy thriller that taps into urgent contemporary issues – this time the deadly battle against the poaching of endangered wildlife.

Crime Review has described Tony Park’s writing as ‘riveting’, saying that ‘Park is now required reading’ and the Australian Daily Telegraph (Australia) recently gave THE CULL a Starred Review, describing it as ‘a fascinating insight into a life-and-death struggle — for humans as well as animals.’ Tony also appeared on South African news channel SABC2 this week to talk about the book, its issues, and the inspirational people tackling real-life poaching in Africa.

In THE CULL by Tony Park, former mercenary Sonja Kurtz returns, hired by business tycoon Julianne Clyde-Smith to head an elite squad whose aim is to take down Africa's top poaching kingpins.But as the body count rises, it becomes harder for Sonja to stay under the radar as she is targeted by an underworld syndicate known as The Scorpions. When her love interest, safari guide and private investigator Hudson Brand, is employed to look into the death of an alleged poacher at the hands of Sonja's team, she is forced to ask herself if Julianne's crusade has gone too far.

From South Africa's Kruger National Park to the Serengeti of Tanzania, Sonja realises she is fighting a war on numerous fronts, against enemies known and unknown.

Tony Park grew up in Australia and fell in love with South Africa on a short trip in 1995: he and his wife now divide their time between two homes, one in Sydney and another in South Africa on the border of the Kruger National Park. Author of 14 bestselling thrillers and several non-fiction titles, he has worked as a newspaper reporter in Australia and England, a government press secretary, a public relations consultant, and a freelance writer. He is also a major in the Australian Army Reserve and served six months in Afghanistan in 2002. His work has been sold in translation in seven countries. His fifteenth novel CAPTIVE will be published in 2018.

You can find out more about Tony Park on his website and his Facebook page and you can follow him on Twitter (especially if you want to see some marvellous images of African wildlife) on @tonyparkauthor.

PRAISE FOR THE CULL:

‘A stunning and realistic testament to the locale in which it is set… a nail-biting, on-the edge-of-your-seat thrill ride which fans new and established will no doubt be pleased with. An awe-inspiring read.’ – Mrs. B’s Book Reviews

‘THE CULL provides a fascinating insight into a life-and-death struggle — for humans as well as animals.’ — Bruce McDougall, Daily Telegraph (Australia)

 

MORE PRAISE FOR THE AUTHOR:

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

'Park's heroes are tough, blokey types – soldiers and coppers - and his heroines sassy and smart, but Africa always steals the show…a great way to spend a winter evening, transported to somewhere warm and exotic.' -- Georgia Gowing, The Independent Weekly

'He just gets better and better. His descriptions of the southern African bush and mountain jungles are so vivid you can just about feel the sun on your skin and smell the dust and animals.' -- Frank Walker, Sun Herald

'If you like action adventures, with a spy theme, some education – either travel or technological - and a little romance, then this guy's for real… What puts this into the top echelon of the genre is that the people, even the heroes, are fallible human beings.' -- June Joyce, Waikato Times

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RED EARTH by Tony Park published in Australia

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. Pan Macmillan Australia published RED EARTH on 27 September, with publication by Macmillan South Africa due soon. Macmillan UK publish in ebook in the UK on 20 October with the print edition out in 2017. RED EARTH is also available in audiobook from Bolinda Publishing.

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.

Tony Park's twelfth novel AN EMPTY COAST is newly available for UK fans, published with Pan Macmillan last month.

Tony’s writing has been published in ten countries around the world including the UK, South Africa, Australia, Italy, Latvia, Holland, the Czech Republic, Russia, Germany and Hungary.

Praise for Tony Park

‘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

‘For lovers of great African adventure... Tony Park has become required reading.’—The Daily Telegraph

‘An author who is starting to challenge the veteran Wilbur Smith for the title of ‘master of the African thriller’... Break-neck in pace, with narrow escapes from death on every page.’ – Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail

About Tony Park

Tony Park grew up in Australia and fell in love with South Africa on a short trip in 1995: he and his wife now divide their time between two homes, one in Sydney and another in South Africa on the border of the Kruger National Park. Author of many bestselling thrillers, he has worked as a newspaper reporter in Australia and England, a government press secretary, a public relations consultant, and a freelance writer. He is also a major in the Australian Army Reserve and served six months in Afghanistan in 2002.

Read more about Tony on the Blake Friedmann website or Tony’s own website.

Follow Tony on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

AN EMPTY COAST by Tony Park published today

Bestselling author Tony Park’s new action-packed thriller AN EMPTY COAST is published today in paperback by Pan Macmillan UK (Australia and South Africa published in November 2015). Park once again proves himself a master of the African thriller with a page-turning read that keys into some of the contemporary issues facing the country, including the illegal poaching and sale of rhino horns.

AN EMPTY COAST sees the return of Sonja Kurtz – former soldier, supposedly retired mercenary, and heroine of THE DELTA – in Vietnam carrying out a personal revenge mission when her daughter sends a call for help. Emma, a student archaeologist on a dig at the edge of Namibia's Etosha National Park, has discovered a body in a flight suit dating back to the country's liberation war of the 1980s. The remains of the airman, identified as Hudson Brand, are a key piece of a puzzle that will reveal the location of a modern day buried treasure – a find people will kill for.

Sonja thought that assassinating gangster and rhino horn importer Tran Van Ngo would give her closure after the tragic death of her partner, Sam. But it’s left her in deeper despair. Illegally crossing the border into Namibia, she’s intent on finding her daughter, Emma at the dig-site. When news of the discovery of a body at Etosha breaks, the father of missing pilot, Gareth Allchurch, assumes the worst.

Joining forces with safari guide and private investigator Hudson Brand (who stars in THE HUNTER, and the man whose dog-tags are on the corpse), Allchurch uncovers far more than he could have anticipated. The body certainly isn’t Hudson’s, but it also isn’t Gareth’s, and so the two men make it their mission to find out what happened to the plane, its illegal cargo, and Allchurch’s son.

Tony’s novels, which include twelve bestsellers, have been sold in translation in seven countries. The latest, RED EARTH, will be published first in Australia and South Africa later this year.

Listen to Tony Park talk about AN EMPTY COAST here.

Praise for AN EMPTY COAST

‘His novels have a life-like quality to them that comes from deep research and understanding of the places he writes about…he takes the readerright to the source of the story, and fleshes it out for them…I have great respect for Park’s style and ability to tell a good story and colour both inside and out the lines. A very worthwhile read.’—Jennifer Crocker, The Cape Times

‘Tony Park is one of the bestselling novelists in Australia… Tony weaves the everyday struggles, challenges and triumphs of this into a crime thriller that I for one couldn’t put down.’ – Janine Avery, Africa Geographic

Praise for Tony Park

‘Tony Park is one of Australia's best thriller writers and can always be relied upon to deliver an entertaining story.’ – Sunday Canberra Times

'He just gets better and better. His descriptions of the southern African bush and mountain jungles are so vivid you can just about feel the sun on your skin and smell the dust and animals.' – Frank Walker, Sun Herald

‘An author who is starting to challenge the veteran Wilbur Smith for the title of ‘master of the African thriller’...Break-neck in pace, with narrow escapes from death on every page.’ – Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail

About Tony Park

Tony Park grew up in Australia and fell in love with South Africa on a short trip in 1995: he and his wife now divide their time between two homes, one in Sydney and another in South Africa on the border of the Kruger National Park. Author of twelve bestselling thrillers, he has worked as a newspaper reporter in Australia and England, a government press secretary, a public relations consultant, and a freelance writer. He is also a major in the Australian Army Reserve and served six months in Afghanistan in 2002.

Read more about Tony on the Blake Friedmann website or Tony’s own website.

Follow Tony on Twitter and Facebook.

TONY PARK’S THRILLER IVORY PUBLISHED IN THE US BY ST. MARTINS PRESS

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Hot on the heels of UK, Australian and South African publication of Australian bestseller Tony Park’s latest thriller, AN EMPTY COAST, his earlier title IVORY is now available for his North American fans, published by St. Martin’s Press.

 Kirkus gave IVORY a Starred Review pre-publication describing it as ‘a fast-moving thriller … The action here is crisp and nearly nonstop. Even when the story looks like it's finally winding down, one last crisis appears. A compelling tale filled with tension, blood, and a disturbing moral question: will humans stop killing Africa's large animals before they become extinct?’

Alex Tremain is a pirate in trouble. The two women in his life – one of them his financial adviser, the other his diesel mechanic – have left him. He’s facing a mounting tide of debts and his crew of modern-day buccaneers, a multi-national band of ex-military cutthroats, are getting restless. They don’t all share his dream of going legit, but what Alex really wants is to re-open the five-star resort hotel which once belonged to his Portuguese mother and English father on the Island of Dreams, off the coast of Mozambique.

A chance raid on a wildlife smugglers’ ship sets the Chinese triads after him and, to add to his woes, corporate lawyer Jane Humphries lands, literally, in his lap. Another woman’s the last thing Captain Tremain needs right now – especially one whose lover is a ruthless shipping magnate backed up by a deadly bunch of contract killers.

What Alex really needs is one last, big heist – something valuable enough to fulfil his dreams and set him and his men up for life. When the South African government makes a controversial decision to reinstitute the culling of elephants in its national parks, Alex finds the answer to his prayers, but at what cost?

Tony Park grew up in Australia and fell in love with South Africa on a short trip in 1995: he and his wife now divide their time between two homes, one in Sydney and another in South Africa on the border of the Kruger National Park. Author of twelve bestselling thrillers, he has worked as a newspaper reporter in Australia and England, a government press secretary, a public relations consultant, and a freelance writer. He is also a major in the Australian Army Reserve and served six months in Afghanistan in 2002. His work has been sold in translation in seven countries and Macmillan UK have recently signed him up for a two-book deal, starting with AN EMPTY COAST.

You can find out more about Tony Park on his website and his Facebook page and you can follow him on Twitter (especially if you want to see some marvellous images of African wildlife) on @tonyparkauthor.

PRAISE FOR THE AUTHOR:

‘Park excels at capturing the wilds of the continent, as well as its political and commercial pressures.’ -- Publisher’s Weekly

'An author who is starting to challenge the veteran Wilbur Smith for the title of 'master of the African thriller' -- Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail

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

'Park's heroes are tough, blokey types – soldiers and coppers - and his heroines sassy and smart, but Africa always steals the show…a great way to spend a winter evening, transported to somewhere warm and exotic.' -- Georgia Gowing, The Independent Weekly

'He just gets better and better. His descriptions of the southern African bush and mountain jungles are so vivid you can just about feel the sun on your skin and smell the dust and animals.' -- Frank Walker, Sun Herald

'If you like action adventures, with a spy theme, some education – either travel or technological - and a little romance, then this guy's for real… What puts this into the top echelon of the genre is that the people, even the heroes, are fallible human beings.' -- June Joyce, Waikato Times

FROM ONE END OF THE GLOBE TO THE OTHER – BESTSELLER TONY PARK CELEBRATES ANZ PUBLICATION AND MAJOR NEW UK DEAL FOR AN EMPTY COAST

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Tony Park’s AN EMPTY COAST is out now in Australia from Pan Macmillan Australia, and will be published next month in South Africa and the UK by Macmillan. Tony will be touring in Australia in the coming weeks, heading to Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne, along with numerous events in Sydney. For more event details check the Pan Macmillan website.

Joining their Australian colleagues, Macmillan Adult Books Publisher Jeremy Trevathan and Fiction Senior Editor Catherine Richards have acquired UK & Commonwealth Rights, excluding Australia, New Zealand and Canada, for AN EMPTY COAST and a further novel by Tony Park from Isobel Dixon at Blake Friedmann.  AN EMPTY COAST will be out in southern Africa in November, along with extensive author appearances. In the UK the e-book edition will be available before Christmas, with the print edition out in 2016. Tony Park said: ‘I’m thrilled to have this new deal with Macmillan Publishing in the UK and South Africa. I’m already published by Pan Macmillan in Australia so there are many benefits to being “in the fold” internationally. Macmillan was initially responsible for getting my books established in South Africa so I’m looking forward to re-connecting with old friends there and in the UK. I think this deal is good news for my readers in these markets.’

Isobel Dixon of Blake Friedmann said: ‘This year Macmillan have won Publisher of the Year in the UK and also in Australia, where Tony Park is already a bestseller, and I’m delighted that with this deal they’re joining forces to sell his hugely popular thrillers and bring them to even more readers. It’s a return to Macmillan South Africa as well for Tony, and I know together they’ll be pulling out all the stops with AN EMPTY COAST and beyond.’

Catherine Richards of Pan Macmillan UK said: ‘We’re so excited to be publishing Tony in the UK – he brings the locations he loves to life so vividly through the eyes of his characters, and I know fans existing and new are going to love AN EMPTY COAST.’

Terry Morris of Pan Macmillan South Africa said: ‘We’re absolutely delighted to be publishing Tony in southern Africa again and look forward to building on his successful brand across the region. AN EMPTY COAST is guaranteed to thrill Tony’s fans and new readers alike and we look forward to publishing it this year.’

AN EMPTY COAST is Tony Park’s eleventh novel, and features the return of two of his most popular characters, Sonja Kurtz and Hudson Brand. Retired mercenary Sonja Kurtz is in Vietnam carrying out a personal revenge mission when her daughter Emma sends a call for help. Emma, a student archaeologist on a dig in Namibia, has discovered a body dating back to the country’s liberation war of the 1980s. The remains of an airman, identified as Hudson Brand, may help reveal the location of a modern day buried treasure – a find people will kill for. Sonja returns to Namibia to find her daughter, but then discovers that Emma has gone missing, and that former CIA agent Hudson Brand is very much alive, having been drawn back to solve a decades-old mystery, whose clues are entombed in an empty corner of the desert.

Tony Park grew up in Australia and fell in love with South Africa on a short trip in 1995: he and his wife now divide their time between two homes, one in Sydney and another in South Africa on the border of the Kruger National Park. Author of twelve bestselling thrillers, he has worked as a newspaper reporter in Australia and England, a government press secretary, a public relations consultant, and a freelance writer. He is also a major in the Australian Army Reserve and served six months in Afghanistan in 2002. His work has been sold in translation in seven countries. 

You can find out more about Tony Park on his website and his Facebook page and you can follow him on Twitter (especially if you want to see some marvellous images of African wildlife) on @tonyparkauthor.