12 April 2010
US President Praises South Africa for Dismantling its Nuclear Weapons Program: But has it really been done?
As reported by News24.com on 12 April 2010, President Barack Obama commended South Africa on the 11th for voluntarily dismantling its nuclear weapons program when he convened with South African President Jacob Zuma on the eve of a key summit on nuclear terrorism in Washington. But how do we know that the South African nuclear weapons have really been dismantled? This is the question that South African Author Ian Kruger poses in his thriller novel Strike of the Black Mamba.
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Scary, spellbinding thriller
The plot is about investigative TV reporter Alex Callahan’s identical twin 6-year-old sons who go missing at a Renaissance fair. He soon learns that they have been kidnapped. However, there is no contact from the abductor(s) and soon the police’s investigation also slows down from lack of leads and evidence.
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Action all the way!
This thriller novel is full of non-stop violent action. By page 100, I was out of breath just from reading the book, and I don’t know how the characters kept up the pace without tiring. And that is the trend through all 689 pages of my copy of the book. That said, I know it is fiction and things can get a bit far-fetched sometimes, but it still makes for an enjoyable reading experience, since the pages just keep on turning automatically. One of my first thoughts before hitting page 100 was that this author might be writing with a movie in mind, so vividly were the action scenes described.
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A while ago, I was approached by a South African film company regarding the film rights of my thriller novel Strike of the Black Mamba. They said it was only an enquiry, and so I did not put too much hope in it.
Seeing that they have not contacted me again, I’m sure that it’s not going to happen (this time).
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In a previous post I mentioned that I am doing some book reviews, especially of thriller novels that I have enjoyed. I decided to place these reviews also on my blog, so here is the first one:
Having recently felt the urge to read thriller novels that would keep me awake all night, I tried a few novels by some authors I had not read before. Most of these books I did not even finish, since they bored me so much that I felt I would rather sit and watch the grass grow. I must add that they were real insomnia-busters (I’m not going to name them, though!).
Continue reading Book Review: Death Match by Lincoln Child
Some time last year I mentioned that I am working on a new thriller novel which of which the largest part will play out in Namibia (in the Namib desert, to be exact). I am going on a trip to Namibia very soon for a high school reunion, but I will have ample time to do some research for my book in the desert.
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“Strike of the Black Mamba” is available with free shipping from The Bookdepository. It is currently selling at $11.69 on their site. Please check out if they ship to your country before buying. They are shipping to about 90 countries free of charge, but unfortunately South Africa is not included in the list.
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Currently Tower.com is selling “Strike of the Black Mamba” at a discount (only $9.49). Please check their shipping rates first. You can find the book here: Tower Books.
As I’ve mentioned in an earlier post the paperback version of my thriller novel “Strike of the Black Mamba” (ISBN: 9781920265137) is now available at most online book retailers. Here are some of the sites where you can find the book:
South Africa: Kalahari.net
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The paperback version of my thriller novel “Strike of the Black Mamba” will now also be published by CruGuru (ISBN: 9781920265137) and be made available at most online book retailers. It has already appeared at many of these websites, but some of the book’s information still needs to be updated by the retailers.
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