by Ernie Palamarek



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/15/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 316
ISBN : 9781412018265

About the Book

Jambo! Experience deepest, darkest Africa!

It's the beautiful but dangerous setting for this shocking saga of one Sudanese family's staggering adversity that mirrors present-day Africa. Decimated and put into iron-clad slavery, the family is split apart and sold to the highest bidders in West Africa.

Rune Erikson becomes infatuated with a beautiful South African UN worker. The seductress pulls him into a vortex of slavery and blood diamonds.

Hatari, the fifth novel in a series, features the somewhat-jaded-but-dashing Rune Erikson, who desperately searches through diamond fields from Canada's frozen Arctic to steaming equatorial Africa. Rune rides camels through the shifting sands of Timbuktu, then treks through the muddy diamond pits of Congo, the beautiful port of Cape Town, the wild bushveldt of Johannesburg, the zealotry of Zimbabwe, the intrigue of Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, and Mombasa, the nonsentient streets of Nairobi, and is initiated into the ways of the colourful warriors of the Masai Mara.

Braving marauding lions, snorting hippos, stomping elephants, and soul-sapping jungle humidity, Rune fights African warlords and diamond smugglers in his quest for justice. Coloured by romance and spiced with eroticism, this adventure lures Rune off his sailing ketch, Valhalla, in Victoria's Fisherman's Wharf into the soft arms of a sizzling South African Dutch enchantress, becoming embedded in the myths and legends of tribal Africa.

"Ernie Palamarek's Thundersea is an exciting debut from an author who obviously knows a thing or three about adventure." - Chapters.ca

The Secret Temple of Kintamani: "I couldn't put it down!" "It was a good read!" - Reader's Domain

Along Came A Swagman: "He sure has a way of using words to paint a picture." - WAMC New York's Environment Show.

Amazonia: "I liked it . . . I liked it a lot!" - Reader's Domain

About the Author

Ernie Palamarek has appeared as a guest on New York's WAMC syndicated weekly, The Environment Show, reading from his novels to global audiences of over fifty million people. He has had feature articles and photos published in national magazines and is the author of the Rune Erikson series of mystery novels which bloom in Canada and burst forth in exotic locations around the world.

Having spent his youth growing up in the saddle on the Alberta cattle ranching prairie, he has a keen appreciation for nature's wondrous beauty and its amazing resiliency which balances the eggshell fragility of Earth's environment. He has worked in public relations for a major newspaper, in a research and development laboratory, in his own businesses, and in the service of a federal government agency.

Combining his eye for detail with a vivid imagination, he continues to wander the world searching for adventure while trying to fortuitously sidestep danger - to observe, to listen, and to talk to wonderfully-different people in strange and fascinating exotic lands.

He experiences the adventure and journeys through life with his wife, Sharon, a published photographer in her own right. She has a keen eye for style, colour and composition, and shares his passionate quest for adventurous travel.

The author has lived in Victoria, British Columbia since he was twenty years old. Vancouver Island, a temperate rainforest off Canada's west coast, is his retreat in the Pacific Ocean.

HATARI is Palamarek's fifth novel.