Mosaic

Mosaic

by Jo Bannister
     
 

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Jo Bannister's startling and sinister tale of international intrigue, suspense, and terror. In a colourful mosaic that stretches from the quiet country lanes of England to the brutal torture chambers of South Africa, Bannister explores the darker sides of world politics and the human psyche.Joel Grant is an expatriot white South African who once fought side by side…  See more details below

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Jo Bannister's startling and sinister tale of international intrigue, suspense, and terror. In a colourful mosaic that stretches from the quiet country lanes of England to the brutal torture chambers of South Africa, Bannister explores the darker sides of world politics and the human psyche.Joel Grant is an expatriot white South African who once fought side by side with his black countrymen. Two years ago he paid the price for his convictions-tortured at the hands of Joachim De Witte, head of South African Intelligence. Now, Grant has been kidnapped from his refuge in the English countryside by an agent of the South African government. It seems De Witte lies in a hospital bed close to death, and by a bizarre twist of fate his survival depends on Grant's return to Pretoria.Liz Fallon, the beautiful woman who nursed Joel back to health, is determined to save him once again. In Pretoria, she sets out to trace the web of blood and violence that binds together the two mortal enemies. And to unearth the dark, long-buried secret which will decide, at last, which man lives . . . and which man must die.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Joel Grant is a former South African terrorist who is recuperating in England after black South African rebels freed him from prisonan experience that has left him a physical and mental wreck. Consequently, when he is kidnapped by the South African secret police, his friends are thoroughly confused. What would the South African government want with a man they have rendered harmless? Finding the answer to that question leads the reader from Lancashire to Pretoria in this exciting thriller. Bannister (Striving with Gods writes with a sure hand, rarely overplaying the violence and seldom opting for simple solutions. All sides in this battle are fairly drawn, with an understanding that leaves the reader no stereotypes on whom to pin the blame. Casting wider implications than its setting, the book is an inquiry into the nature of terrorism and the limitations of political asylum. Tautly written, and deftly plotted, it is a novel of quality, one that will leave the reader breathless. (January 2)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385237970
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1986
Series:
Crime Club Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
192

Meet the Author

Jo Bannister lives in Northern Ireland, where she worked as a journalist and editor on local newspapers.Since giving up the day job, her books have been shortlisted for a number of awards.Most of her spare time is spent with her horse and dog, or clambering over archaeological sites.She is currently working on a new series of psychological crime/thrillers.

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