Isobel Dixon is delighted to share the news of Tony Park’s first US deal with St Martins. Keith Kahla and Sally Richardson at St Martins have signed up two of Park’s pacy African adventure thrillers THE DELTA and IVORY. THE DELTA will be published on the Fall 2014 list, and IVORY in Fall 2015.
THE DELTA features a feisty female mercenary Sonja Kurtz and in IVORY, Alex Tremain is a modern-day pirate in trouble. All Park’s novels are action-packed standalones, set against different African backdrops.
His newest title THE PREY comes out in the UK (Quercus) and Australia (Macmillan) in early November 2013.
Tony Park fell in love with South Africa on a short trip in 1995 and he and his wife now divide their time between their home in Sydney and the Kruger Park area. He is published by AST in Russia and Gold Book in Hungary. In his home country, Australia, Tony is a consistent Number One bestseller, published by Macmillan
Praise for TONY PARK:
'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…Rip-snorting romps that keep you guessing at all levels. 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
Praise for THE DELTA
'An all-action, old-fashioned full-on Boy's Own romp from an author who is starting to challenge Wilbur Smith for the title of master of the African thriller …. Break-neck in pace, with narrow escapes from death on every page, its charm is infectious' -- Daily Mail
'An environmentally conscious, heart-thumping thriller.' -- Australian Bookseller and Publisher
'Colourful and strikingly written.' -- Barry Forshaw, Crime Time
'He gives a realistic account of the continent's wildlife and its people and his characters are inherently human - that is, flawed - and believable.' -- Lauren de Beer, Business Day
'THE DELTA is a riveting thriller and certainly one of the author's best as it seamlessly blends real concerns - climate change, water and other environmental and political issues - with a cracking adventure led by a bold woman.' -- Gold Coast Bulletin