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The Serpentine Road (Col Vaughn de Vries, #2) summary The Serpentine Road (Col Vaughn de Vries, #2) , series The Serpentine Road (Col Vaughn de Vries, #2) , book The Serpentine Road (Col Vaughn de Vries, #2) , pdf The Serpentine Road (Col Vaughn de Vries, #2) , The Serpentine Road (Col Vaughn de Vries, #2) 373ce9de3a Even After The Release Of Nelson Mandela And The Promise Of Free Elections, Extremist Groups Terrorized South Africa, Bombing Churches, Opening Fire In Bars And Restaurants Nearly Twenty Five Years Ago, As A Young Captain, Vaughn De Vries Finds Himself In Pursuit Of The Suspects Of A Fatal Bombing In His Precinct, Under The Command Of One Of The Most Feared White Police Officers Of The Time Major Kobus Nel Out Of Radio Communication And Without Clear Evidence, The SAPS Barge Into A Township And Set Off A Chain Of Events Which Will Resonate For A Quarter Of A Century In Cape Town In 2015, The Heiress Of An Apartheid Era Industrialist Is Found Murdered, Her Body Posed To Suggest A Racial Hate Crime But, As Colonel Vaughn De Vries Investigates, Possible Motives For Her Death Abound A Highly Controversial Art Exhibition, Her Sexual Preferences, Her Relationship As Yet Unknown By The Press With The Son Of One Of The Heroes Of The Struggle And, Moving South Down Through The Country, North To South, Five Men Are Murdered, Each With A Connection To A Point In History De Vries Would Sooner Forget When The Link Is Made, De Vries Must Re Live The Traumatic Event To Uncover The Perpetrator Old Wounds, Hidden In History, Are Exposed, And A Mysterious Killer Approaches, Whom No One Seems Able To Stop.Praise For The First Rule Of Survival An Excellent, Uncompromising Crime Thriller Made Even Better By Its Setting The Story Is Two Journeys In One, And I M Glad I Took Both Lee Child A Jaw Droppingly Brilliant Crime Thriller Imagine The Killing Moved To Cape Town And Into The Landscape Of The Hot And Dusty African Veld Philip Glenister The First Rule Of Survival Is An Incredibly Atmospheric, Complex And Dazzling Debut From A Thrilling And Authentic New Voice In Crime Fiction Brian McGilloway An Impressive Debut The Times


10 thoughts on “The Serpentine Road (Col Vaughn de Vries, #2)

  1. says:

    A Cape Town cop whose career dates back to the dark days of Apartheid finds himself juggling politics and policing in modern day South Africa when a rich heiress is found murdered and displayed in a macabre homage to the explicit art she promoted.Playwright turned crime writer Paul Mendelson s second Vaughn de Vries novel is a superb South African thriller, full of twists and intrigue There is so much to like about this book, but in particular, I found Colonel De Vries to be an incredibly inter A Cape Town cop whose career dates back to the dark days of Apartheid finds himself juggling politics and policing in modern day South Africa when a rich heiress is found murdered and displayed in a macabre homage to the explicit art she promoted.Playwright turned crime writer Paul Mendelson s second Vaughn de Vries novel is a superb South Afri...


  2. says:

    Wow I did not expect to enjoy this book at all I read the back in the book shop, expected a heavy story about Apartheid, but thought it would be important, or at least interesting I also guessed incorrectly, I now know that the author would be South African, and I really want to readSA authors Those are the reasons I picked this up.What I did not expect was to find one of the best written, most intriguing crime novels I have found in years In fact, off hand, I can t think of one tha Wow I did not expect to enjoy this book at all I read the back in the book shop, expected a heavy story about Apartheid, but thought it would be important, or at least interesting I also guessed incorrectly, I now know that the author would be South African, and I really want to readSA authors Those are the reasons I picked this up.What I did not expect was to find one of the best written, most intriguing crime novels I have found in years In fact, off hand, I can t think of one that surpasses this First off, this is really, really well written Mendelson has a vocabulary and he is not scared to use it Secondly, it is up to date and relevant to South Africa, especially with regards ...


  3. says:

    Der britische Autor Paul Mendelson zeichnet in seinem zweiten Roman Die Strasse ins Dunkel ein bedr ckendes Bild der s dafrikanischen Gesellschaft, die noch immer mit tiefgehenden Verletzungen k mpft Mit Wunden, die nicht nur der alte, sondern auch der neue Rassismus versursacht hat Mit Machtstrukturen, die sich zwar verschoben, aber im Kern nicht ge ndert haben Mit einer Vergangenheit, die noch immer Einfluss auf die s dafrikanische Gegenwart nimmt Schwarz und wei , zwei Seiten einer Meda Der britische Autor Paul Mendelson zeichnet in seinem ...


  4. says:

    My enjoyment of this was certainly enhanced by reading it while in South Africa, having traversed some of the roads mentioned but there was much of interest in the aspects and problems of policing in the current climate and how personal morality plays against ...


  5. says:

    Another engrossing political thriller set in the new South Africa Wonderfully plotted and given the dimension of an early episode from the career of Vaughn de Vries 21 years before that comes back to haunt him amid a new case where a political conspiracy lies at its heart.All makes for an unforgetable novel of great insight that provides a fresh angle on the new country where whites perhaps have been set aside, overlooked and discriminated against while a rebalancing and new order is establishe Another engrossing political thriller set in the new South Africa Wonderfully plotted and given the dimension of an early episode from the career of Vaughn de Vries 21 years before that comes back to haunt him amid a new case where a political conspiracy lies at its heart.All makes for an unforgetable novel of great insight that provides a fresh angle on the new country where whites perhaps have been ...


  6. says:

    Colonel De Vries from the South African Police Service is back, miserable as ever The First Rule of Survival established the premise misanthropic loner battling villains and office politics in equal measure It s nothing we haven t seen before, but De Vries seems to methan a clich d cop What I like about him is that he is quite content being a morose, lonely alcoholic He s not trying to find a Good Woman Who Gets Him, he does...


  7. says:

    Received through GoodReads First Reads for reviewing thank you.I just could not get into this Whether because of its location of South Africa or because it deals with an event of 21 years before and the chain of events which resonate, I can t tell Sorry, not for me.


  8. says:

    Outstanding book The mystery was good but better yet the two intertwining plots were believable Maybe it was because it takes place in Cape Town South Africa, a city and country I am not very familiar, but the really liked this book and look forward to reading other fiction by this author.


  9. says:

    Even after the release of Nelson Mandela and the promise of free elections, extremist groups terrorized South Africa, bombing churches, opening fire in bars and restaurants Nearly twenty five years ago, as a young Captain, Vaughn de Vries finds himself in pursuit of the suspects of a fatal bombing in his precinct, under the command of one of the most feared white police officers of the time Major Kobus Nel Out of radio communication and without clear evidence, the SAPS barge into a township a Even after the release of Nelson Mandela and the promise of free elections, extremist groups terrorized South Africa, bombing churches, opening fire in bars and restaurants Nearly twenty five years ago, as a young Captain, Vaughn de Vries finds himself in pursuit of the suspects of a fatal bombing in his precinct, under the command of one of the most feared white police officers of the time Major Kobus Nel Out of radio communication and without clear evidence, the SAPS barge into a township and set off a chain of events which will resonate for a quarter of a century.In Cape Town in 2015, the heiress of an Apartheid era industrialist is found murdered, her body posed to suggest a racial hate crime But, as Colonel Vaughn De Vries investigates, possible motives for her death abound a highly controversial art exhibition, her sexual preferences, her relationship as yet unknown by the press with the son of one of the heroes of The Struggle.And, moving South down through t...


  10. says:

    I liked the setting detail as much as the first book, but did not get so engaged in the story While The First Rule Of Survival focused on men and boys, the start of this book is all about a murdered woman and a female artist who portrays women being abused in Africa Then we go on a journey of discovery when police men are being picked off who had connections to a crime of the past Our main character Vaughn deVries was a part of the incident, in the time when minority rule was ending in South I liked the setting detail as much as the first book, but did not get so engaged in the story While The First Rule Of Survival focused on men and boys, the start of this book is all about a murdered woman and a female artist who portrays women being abused in Africa Then we go on a journey of discovery when police men are being picked off who had connections to a crime of the past Our main character Vaughn deVries was a part of the incident, in the time when minority rule was ending in South Africa but terrorist atrocities and economic sanctions were still a part of life Can Vaughn find and defeat whoever is stalking him in the present day Vaughn is trying to make a go of his life with a casual female partner who is not close enough to be at risk, since he seldom meets her He still comes across as a solitary char...


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