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The Night Of Knives

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  147 ratings  ·  16 reviews
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:
669 pages
Published (first published July 1st 2008)
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I have a general policy against reading political thrillers that don't involve Jack Reacher. If Reacher's in the mix, I can be sure that any government intrigue is brought down to a level I can understand (which, if I may step outside Reacher canon for a moment, is best summed up by the immortal Punisher quote of "We gotta steal a car. I'm going to MEXICO, and I'm gonna SHOOT THAT GUY in the FACE.")

And, to be quite frank, I'm not this novel's target audience. This novel's target audience, if I'm
If you've read enough thrillers, you tend to get a feel for the pacing and begin to anticipate what'll happen next. You start to get into a groove. You know when you're going to be flipping pages fast and furious and you know when you're going to be able to catch your breath.

By now, I should know better than to expect that from Evans. Just when I was tucking in for the slow burn after Initial Bad Thing during which the protagonist finds out why Initial Bad Thing happened and what she can do abo
A good political thriller based in Africa
Cathy (cathepsut)
"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.

This is no random kidnapping: her abduction is only the first move in a deadly strategic game. Now she must embark on a wild journey across Africa, to unveil a malignant conspiracy before it consumes entire
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Veronica has nothing left for her in America. She has just gone through a divorce with a man who has taken everything from her, though he always had everything before they married. He had the money and the power. Veronica has decided that she needs a big change and challenge, so she moves to Uganda to help with Aids research. She has only been in Uganda a few weeks before she decides that she does not like it their either, she is too used to the luxuries that she had back home. Before she leaves ...more
Set in African countries, including Uganda and the Congo, the author weaves a thrilling tale of political maneuvers and intrigue. The main character Veronica is strong and believable. The story has twists and turns that kept me guessing and worried until the end. I really enjoyed this novel. I've been to Africa and I appreciated Evans' description of the living conditions and the people. I would have happily given this book four stars but the editing was woeful. I will seek out more work for thi ...more
Cindy Barnett
L-o-n-g & situations somewhat repetitive but overall keeps interest. Language, gore & sex. TTS-enabled eBook 2013 ...more
One of the most intense books I've read in awhile. Well written and great story.
Good. Except for the Leatherman fetish.
It is clear that I do not do well with fiction about the subject just after finish reading other books about the genocide in Rwanda and the war in the DRC. It is clear that the author did a lot of research about the different countries he uses in the story and tried to use all of his research in the story, but you do reach a point where you so to yourself, to much, and far fetched.... Maybe I just read to much about Africa and Rwanda and must give it a break for awhile, I don't know.
Theron Hatch
I enjoy thrillers that teach me about history, politics, geography, and living conditions in places of the world I've never considered. In this case it's wrapped around Uganda and Congo and surrounding locales. Well written with lots of twists. And free at Feedbooks.
Nearly finished.... A good, solid run of the mill thriller made even better by its location (Bwindi Forest / Uganda / Congo). Worth reading if you like thrillers.
Dana Sahm
Very good story...would have scored four stars except for the need of some better editing.
Thom Eckles
Well done descriptions of endless situations but I did not loose interest
Eve Woods
Enjoyed the story. One good strong character.
I was surprised as this was quite a good read.
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