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The Night Of Knives

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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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Apr 22, 2012 James rated it really liked it
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
Apr 12, 2012 Mairi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Apr 08, 2014 Jennifer rated it really liked it
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
Blood Rose Books
Nov 08, 2011 Blood Rose Books rated it liked it
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
Jan 21, 2014 Jenny rated it really liked it
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
Andrew Sogomo
Dec 02, 2015 Andrew Sogomo rated it really liked it
An amazing read. The thrill and suspense was riveting and almost damning. Couldnt keep myself from reading. Jon Evans has a way of making you grow to really care about the characters. I enjoyed it very much
Jul 27, 2016 Danita rated it liked it
The plot is interesting and the descriptions of Africa brilliant and accurate. I read a kindle version of the book and the grammar and syntax mistakes were really irritating. It seems to be the problem with many ebooks - I think I must become a proofreader!
Sue Henson
Sep 02, 2015 Sue Henson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Riveting read

This is an edge the seat reading. Very well written , lots of twists and turns. Couldn't put it down.
Oct 27, 2014 Cindy rated it it was ok
L-o-n-g & situations somewhat repetitive but overall keeps interest. Language, gore & sex. TTS-enabled eBook 2013 ...more
May 14, 2015 Eero rated it really liked it
Not exactly your typical escapist thriller. This is scary and relentless stuff that has a gritty real-world feel to it.
Jul 06, 2014 Brenda rated it really liked it
One of the most intense books I've read in awhile. Well written and great story.
Oct 13, 2015 Ivivid rated it really liked it
Very well written with lot of twists in the story. The climax is bit dull, but overall it's well paced and shows that the author had done his homework.
May 31, 2015 Matt rated it really liked it
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Feb 02, 2014 Will rated it really liked it
Good. Except for the Leatherman fetish.
Nimira Dhanani
Apr 26, 2016 Nimira Dhanani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A novel that's keeps you riveted . The characters are beautifully described, you can picture what they look like. The landscape takes you beyond your imagination. Well written. A must read.
Jul 09, 2012 Mathilda rated it it was ok
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.
Jan 29, 2016 Christine rated it really liked it
A great adventure
Theron Hatch
Apr 09, 2011 Theron Hatch rated it really liked it
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.
Mar 02, 2009 Tracy rated it liked it
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
Jun 30, 2012 Dana Sahm rated it liked it
Very good story...would have scored four stars except for the need of some better editing.
Thom Eckles
Jun 14, 2013 Thom Eckles rated it really liked it
Well done descriptions of endless situations but I did not loose interest
Eve Woods
Jan 22, 2013 Eve Woods rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the story. One good strong character.
Jul 04, 2011 Terry rated it liked it
I was surprised as this was quite a good read.
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