A heart-racing thriller from the master of adventure
"Gripping action thrillers ... never disappoints as a storyteller" Daily Telegraph
A body. A cover-up. A buried secret.
Sonja Kurtz - former soldier, supposedly retired mercenary - is in Vietnam carrying out a personal revenge mission when her daughter sends a call for help. Emma, a student archaeologist on a dig at the edge of Namibia's Etosha National Park, has discovered a body dating back to the country's liberation war of the 1980s.
The remains of the airman, identified as former CIA agent Hudson Brand, are a key piece of a puzzle that will reveal the location of a modern-day buried treasure - a find people will kill for.
But Hudson Brand is very much alive, and he is on a quest to solve a decades-old mystery whose clues are entombed in an empty corner of the desert.
Fans of David Baldacci, Wilbur Smith and Ken Follett will love Tony Park.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We’ve always loved Tony Park’s thrillers, which not only keep you on the edge of your seat but also transport you to thrilling African landscapes. A great holiday read, An Empty Coast grabbed us immediately. Mystery and menace swirl around every chapter of this story about mercenary Sonja Kurtz and her daughter, Emma, a student of conflict archaeology who volunteers for a dig in Namibia—the home of her maternal ancestors. As the two women’s narratives intertwine, the suspense shoots up. Park evokes the grandeur of Africa and the darker elements of that continent’s modern history.
Assassin Sonja Kurtz, last seen in 2014's The Delta, takes center stage in Park's overwrought 12th African thriller. After eliminating a rhino horn dealer in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Sonja receives a brief text message from her daughter, Emma, a student archeologist on a field trip near Namibia's Etosha National Park, asking for her help. Emma has uncovered the body of a man in a military uniform with dog tags reading "Brand, H." A lot of people are interested in the discovery of the remains, which may be the clue to finding answers to a 30-year-old mystery involving a missing plane and its valuable cargo. Though Sonja is persona non grata in Namibia, her birthplace, due to past conflicts with authority, she's able to enter the country from South Africa to look for Emma, who's disappeared since texting her. Sonja proves a single-minded and deadly warrior as she faces a series of tests, some quite bloody, in this tangled quest for treasure and survival.