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The Leopard Hunts in Darkness (edição 1984)

por Wilbur Smith (Autor)

Séries: Ballantyne (4)

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In Manhattan, Craig Mellow is the toast of the literary world, a young writer whose bestselling novels and larger-than-life adventures are fueled by natural-born charisma. But Craig lost a limb and a legacy in Africa. And his heart still clings to the land. A representative of the World Bank recruits Craig to return to his war-torn homeland--to use his knowledge of Zimbawe's people, languages, and wildlife to stabilize its future. But once he sets foot on the continent, Craig cannot resist what runs in his blood. Soon, this scion of a legendary family is caught in a new era of massive ivory poaching, of tribal warfare waged with modern killing tools, and international politics hardwired directly to Washington and Moscow. With a woman by his side and a traitor behind his back, Craig is about to learn a lesson of a brutal new age--if he can survive Africa one more time.… (mais)
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Título:The Leopard Hunts in Darkness
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This is the penultimate book in the Ballantyne series. The book opens, as all the others do, with a snapshot of the landscape. This time we follow a bull elephant and his desperate escape from hunters. It's a savage start to Leopard, but very typical of Smith and very telling of the rest of the story, for it's all about poachers. The story then follows Craig Mellow out of Africa and into the urban jungle of New York City. At the end of Angels Weep Mellow has just found out his book, Flight of the Falcon has been accepted for publication. Unlike other Ballantyne books in the series, Leopard does not start with a date. The reader is not grounded in the era until later. Of course, in order to make the story go back to Africa, Mellow returns to his homeland to revitalize his country and start a nature preserve with photographer, Sally-Anne. Typical of all Smith/Ballantyne books there is savage violence, passionate love scenes and gorgeous landscapes to draw every kind of reader in. ( )
  SeriousGrace | Apr 7, 2014 |
He is the son of Ballantynes, the powerful dynasty that had conquered a continent. Today, amid the violent conflicts of emerging Africa, Craig Mellow confronts a bloody colonial past . . . and a perilously uncertain future.

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Wild Justice, nicely read by Steven Pacey, involves Col. Peter Stride, who leads an elite force in an assault on a hijacked airliner in an attempt to free endangered hostages. Though the raid succeeds, Stride is fired for not fully following orders. Free from his military connection, he is then in a position to fight terrorism and conspiracy independently. A good story with lots of twists and treacheries. Together or separately, these three books are fine short adventures; each tale is about one-sixth the length of its original novel and loses an awful lot in the abridging. A recommendation: get these audios if you must for patrons in a hurry, but point them to an unabridged version if you can. - Cliff Glaviano, Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., OH
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Smith deftly evokes not only the horrific but also the beautiful, particularly the lush landscape of Africa."—*The Washington Post Book World*

"Wilbur Smith's written another page-turner."--*Daily Mail*

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**Praise for Wilbur Smith**

“Smith is a master.” *—Publishers Weekly

*“One of the world’s most popular adventure writers.” *—The Washington Post Book World
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*“A rare author who wields a razor-sharp sword of craftsmanship.” *—Tulsa World*

“Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared.” *—The Times* (UK)      
"Best Historical Novelist--I say Wilbur Smith, with his swashbuckling novels of Africa.  The bodices of rip and the blood flows.  You can get lost in Wilbur Smith and misplace all of August."--Stephen King

"Action is Wilur Smith's game, and he is a master."--*The Washington Post Book World*

“The world’s leading adventure writer.” *—**Daily Express* (UK)

"Wilbur Smith rarely misses a trick."--*Sunday Times*

“Smith is a captivating storyteller.” *—The Orlando Sentinel*

“No one does adventure quite like Smith.” —*Daily Mirror *(UK)

"A thundering good’ read is virtually the only way of describing Wilbur Smith’s books.” —*The Irish Times

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  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Wilbur Smith just as powerful as ever depicts this epic tale of love and strife set in the Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) of late 20th century ( )
  IAmAndyPieters | May 17, 2013 |
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  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
As always, a really good yarn ( )
  chicjohn | Dec 3, 2009 |
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In Manhattan, Craig Mellow is the toast of the literary world, a young writer whose bestselling novels and larger-than-life adventures are fueled by natural-born charisma. But Craig lost a limb and a legacy in Africa. And his heart still clings to the land. A representative of the World Bank recruits Craig to return to his war-torn homeland--to use his knowledge of Zimbawe's people, languages, and wildlife to stabilize its future. But once he sets foot on the continent, Craig cannot resist what runs in his blood. Soon, this scion of a legendary family is caught in a new era of massive ivory poaching, of tribal warfare waged with modern killing tools, and international politics hardwired directly to Washington and Moscow. With a woman by his side and a traitor behind his back, Craig is about to learn a lesson of a brutal new age--if he can survive Africa one more time.

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