“Meyer’s ambition matches his execution in this brilliantly complex standalone thriller set in his native South Africa. … This powerhouse read, which captures the many facets of modern South Africa, should be the American breakthrough this talented author deserves.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Trackers
A #1 best-seller in South Africa, Trackers is an insightful novel that will take your breath away.
Lemmer’s first rule is: “Don’t get involved.” A highly skilled bodyguard with a violent, criminal past, he has settled into a quiet life in Loxton, South Africa, where the rural tranquility has helped to calm his explosive temper. But when a wealthy farmer asks for his help in smuggling a pair of rare black rhinos out of Zimbabwe (where they are murdered for their horns), he has a hard time saying no. Before he knows it, Lemmer is on a small airplane, zipping across the border, an airsickness bag in his hand and a military-grade shotgun at his feet. Soon, he will regret the trip very much.
In Trackers, internationally-acclaimed thriller writer Deon Meyer expertly weaves together Lemmer’s story with a missing person investigation and the machinations of a top intelligence agency. Wielding a phenomenal cast of characters, Meyer delves deep into the people, the breathtaking landscapes, and the politics and problems of this fascinating country. A “1 best-seller in South Africa, Trackers is an insightful novel that will take your breath away.