Tony Park - Author

About the Author

Australian writer Tony Park fell in love with South Africa on a short trip in 1995. He is a major in the Australian Army Reserve and has worked in journalism and PR, including six months in Afghanistan as PR officer for the Australian ground forces. Tony and his wife Nicola now divide their time between Sydney and the African bush.

Featured books by Tony Park

African Sky

African Sky

Author: Tony Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2014

Rhodesia, 1943. Squadron leader Paul Bryant is recovering from a nervous breakdown, confined to a desk job. Pip Lovejoy, a policewoman, is also trying to suppress painful memories. When Felicity Langham, a high profile WAAF, is found raped and murdered, suspicion centres on the local community. A young black man is arrested. Paul and Pip are brought together to investigate the crime, and something draws them closer still. But Pip is determined to find justice, and her inquiries lead her towards the military base. Towards Paul. She's on the verge of a discovery that will change both of their lives; a discovery that could alter the course of the war, with irreparable consequences.

Other books by Tony Park

Captive

Captive

Author: Tony Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Captive by Tony Park, the author of Red Earth and The Cull, is a action-packed thriller that will engross fans of Clive Cussler, Scott Mariani and Andy McDermott. As a soldier turned wildlife veterinarian, Dr Graham Baird is no stranger to the dangers of the African bush. While on a trip to track down a baby elephant, he's caught up in a deadly shootout with poachers. Among the fatal casualties of the firefight is the brother of Fidel Costa - corrupt politician and Mozambique's poaching kingpin. Hearing of the death of his younger sibling, Costa unleashes a brutal vendetta to exact his revenge against Baird. Caught up in his campaign of terror is Australian lawyer, Kerry Maxwell. In Africa to volunteer alongside Dr Baird at a wildlife rehabilitation centre, she soon finds herself in the middle of a bloody feud when she's kidnapped by Costa. Finding themselves on the frontline of the war on poaching, both Baird and Maxwell must fight for their lives if they are to escape a terrifying enemy . . .

Captive

Captive

Author: Tony Park Format: eBook Release Date: 19/04/2018

Captive by Tony Park, the author of Red Earth and The Cull, is a action-packed thriller that will engross fans of Clive Cussler, Scott Mariani and Andy McDermott.As a soldier turned wildlife veterinarian, Dr Graham Baird is no stranger to the dangers of the African bush. While on a trip to track down a baby elephant, he's caught up in a deadly shootout with poachers.Among the fatal casualties of the firefight is the brother of Fidel Costa - corrupt politician and Mozambique's poaching kingpin. Hearing of the death of his younger sibling, Costa unleashes a brutal vendetta to exact his revenge against Baird.Caught up in his campaign of terror is Australian lawyer, Kerry Maxwell. In Africa to volunteer alongside Dr Baird at a wildlife rehabilitation centre, she soon finds herself in the middle of a bloody feud when she's kidnapped by Costa.Finding themselves on the frontline of the war on poaching, both Baird and Maxwell must fight for their lives if they are to escape a terrifying enemy . . .

The Cull

The Cull

Author: Tony Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/03/2018

'No modern author writes with as much knowledge, conviction and love of the Southern Africa of today as Aussie veteran army officer Tony Park' Crime Review The war to save Africa's wildlife is fought on many fronts. For former mercenary Sonja Kurtz the opportunity to head up an elite squad tasked with taking down the continent's poaching kingpins is a chance to strike at the heart of the enemy. Financed by British billionaire Julianne Clyde-Smith, the pair hope to bring about real change. But as their operation progresses, the new unit's activities soon draws them into the firing line of The Scorpions. A ruthless underworld syndicate willing to do anything to protect their bloodthirsty trade. When Sonja's love interest, safari guide and private detective Hudson Brand, is employed to investigate the death of an alleged poacher at the hands of the team, their mission comes under intense scrutiny. As darker forces come into play and the body count rises, Sonja is forced to consider if Julianne's crusade has gone too far and what she could lose if she continues with the increasingly bloody campaign . . .

Cull

Cull

Author: Tony Park Format: eBook Release Date: 19/10/2017

'No modern author writes with as much knowledge, conviction and love of the Southern Africa of today as Aussie veteran army officer Tony Park' Crime ReviewThe war to save Africa's wildlife is fought on many fronts.For former mercenary Sonja Kurtz the opportunity to head up an elite squad tasked with taking down the continent's poaching kingpins is a chance to strike at the heart of the enemy. Financed by British billionaire Julianne Clyde-Smith, the pair hope to bring about real change.But as their operation progresses, the new unit's activities soon draws them into the firing line of The Scorpions. A ruthless underworld syndicate willing to do anything to protect their bloodthirsty trade.When Sonja's love interest, safari guide and private detective Hudson Brand, is employed to investigate the death of an alleged poacher at the hands of the team, their mission comes under intense scrutiny. As darker forces come into play and the body count rises, Sonja is forced to consider if Julianne's crusade has gone too far and what she could lose if she continues with the increasingly bloody campaign . . .

Far Horizon

Far Horizon

Author: Tony Park Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2017

Far Horizon by Tony Park, the author of Red Earth, is a full-throttle international thriller that will engross fans of Clive Cussler.Mike Williams is leading a supposedly carefree life as an overland tour guide in Africa. But just a year ago, the former Australian Army officer had endured the brutal death of his girlfriend at the hands of ivory hunters in Mozambique.Now the South African Police are on the murderers' trail and need Mike's help. But he has a truckload of tourists who have no idea what has been asked of him . . . although one passenger has her suspicions.Following a chase through some of Africa's most spectacular locations, Mike gets his shot at revenge . . . but at what cost?

Zambezi

Zambezi

Author: Tony Park Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2017

Zambezi by Tony Park, the author of Red Earth, is a full-throttle international thriller that will engross fans of Clive Cussler.Paradise is about to eruptNews of the death of a research assistant, killed by a man-eating lion in Zimbabwe, reaches those closest to her. Jed Banks, a Special Forces soldier serving in Afghanistan; Professor Christine Wallis in South Africa; and Hassan bin Zayid, a hotel magnate in Zambia. The victim was respectively their daughter, protege and lover. Driven to find out what exactly happened, Jed, accompanied by Christine, travels to the banks of the Zambezi to investigate. Not only does Jed learn some shocking truths about the daughter he thought he knew, he begins to suspect Christine is withholding crucial information.Meanwhile, Hassan's grief is dangerously volatile . . .

African Sky

African Sky

Author: Tony Park Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2017

African Sky by Tony Park, the author of Red Earth, is a full-throttle historical thriller that will engross fans of Clive Cussler.Rhodesia, 1943. A nation at war.Paul Bryant hasn't been able to get back in a plane since a fatal bombing mission over Germany. So, instead, the Squadron Leader is flying a desk at a pilot training school at Kumalo air base. But one of his trainees has just been reported missing.Pip Lovejoy, a volunteer policewoman, is also trying to suppress painful memories. When Felicity Langham, a high profile WAAF from the air base, is found raped and murdered, Pip and Bryant's paths cross.Suspicion immediately falls on the local black community, but Pip's investigations unearth a link between the Squadron Leader, the controversial heiress Catherine De Beers and the dead woman, which throws the case in a new, disturbing direction.What Pip thinks is a singular crime of passion soon escalates into a crisis that could change the course of the war.

Safari

Safari

Author: Tony Park Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2017

Safari by Tony Park, the author of Red Earth, is a full-throttle international thriller that will engross fans of Clive Cussler.The hunt begins . . .A volatile Zimbabwe and the jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo are the battlefields for a deadly game of cat and mouse in Africa's wildlife wars.Canadian researcher Michelle Parker jumps at the chance to visit the famed mountain gorillas, but she is wary of the man offering it - professional big-game hunter, Fletcher Reynolds.Fletcher represents all Michelle's fought against - the slaughter of animals for material gain - but she is reassured by his apparent support for the stamping out of poaching.Ex-SAS officer Shane Castle has been recruited by Fletcher to spearhead the anti-poaching campaign. Shane has seen what bullets can do - to both human and animal - and makes Michelle start to doubt the choices she has made . . .

Silent Predator

Silent Predator

Author: Tony Park Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2017

Silent Predator by Tony Park, the author of Red Earth, is a full-throttle international thriller that will engross fans of Clive Cussler.In a luxury safari lodge in Kruger National Park, Detective Sergeant Tom Furey has woken to a protection officer's worst nightmare. The government minister in his charge has been abducted.Furey, and his local counterpart, Inspector Sannie van Rensburg, go against official orders and track the kidnappers to the coastal waters of Mozambique, and then north to the shores of Lake Malawi. Sannie can't resist becoming involved in Tom's mission, even risking her job to help him.Africa is a land of danger as well as beauty, and soon lives are at risk. The hunt spirals into a fight to the death, and involves a crime beyond anyone's worst imaginings . . .

African Dawn

African Dawn

Author: Tony Park Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2017

African Dawn by Tony Park, the author of Red Earth, is a full-throttle international thriller that will engross fans of Clive Cussler.It's darkest before the dawn.Three families - the Bryants, the Quilter-Phippses and the Ngwenyas - share a history as complex and bloody as Zimbabwe itself.Dedicated conservationists Paul and Philippa Bryant are struggling to save their farm and small herd of endangered black rhinos from seizure by corrupt government minister Emmerson Ngwenya. Twin brothers, ex-soldier Braedan and environmentalist Tate Quilter-Phipps join the fight.But when the brothers fall in love with the same woman, Natalie Bryant, their rivalry threatens to put the lives of all involved at risk. And with Emmerson vowing to stop at nothing until he gets what he wants, a bloody showdown seems inevitable.In the broken country that is Zimbabwe, only the strongest can survive.

Dark Heart

Dark Heart

Author: Tony Park Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2017

Dark Heart by Tony Park, the author of Red Earth, is a full-throttle international thriller that will engross fans of Clive Cussler.Lawyer Mike Ioannou is dead after a hit and run in Thailand. A home invasion threatens the life of medico Richard Dunlop.In Johannesburg, a car jacker nearly kills photo journalist Liesl Nel.Unrelated incidents in a dangerous world, or something else entirely? Australian war crimes prosecutor Carmel Shang joins the dots. All three victims are linked by a photograph that was clutched in the hand of a dying man nearly twenty years ago. The picture holds a clue to how madness gripped a country resulting in a million people losing their lives.Carmel has to not only confront the perpetrators of the unprecedented slaughter, but Richard and Liesl, the two people she never wanted to see again. Richard was the UN military doctor she was in love with in Rwanda, and Liesl was the woman who came between them. Now they are thrown together again, desperately trying to find out why the photograph is making them the targets of an assassin.In a quest that takes them from South Africa's Kruger National Park to Zambia, Australia, and back to Rwanda, where it all began, they find that amidst the indestructible majesty and beauty of Africa, yesterday's merchants of death are dealing in a new currency - illegal traditional medicine and the barbaric live trade in endangered African wildlife; businesses they're prepared to kill for to protect.

Prey

Prey

Author: Tony Park Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2017

The Prey by Tony Park, the author of Red Earth, is a full-throttle international thriller that will engross fans of Clive Cussler.The hunt for gold in a South African mine is a deadly battle between the legitimate operation run by former recce commando Cameron McMurtrie and the Zama Zamas, pirate miners led by the brutal Wellington Shumba.When an engineer is taken hostage, ambitious high-flyer Kylie Hamilton comes on the scene from the Australian head office to supposedly help . . .Cameron and Kylie have become Wellington's prey. They must unite - their lives depend on it.

Hunter

Hunter

Author: Tony Park Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2017

The Hunter by Tony Park, the author of Red Earth, is a full-throttle international thriller that will engross fans of Clive Cussler.Safari guide and private investigator Hudson Brand hunts people, not animals. He's on the trail of Linley Brown who's been named as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy.Linley's friend, Kate, supposedly died in a fiery car accident in Zimbabwe, but Kate's sister wants to believe it is an elaborate fraud.South African detective Sannie van Rensburg is also looking for Linley, as well as a serial killer who has been murdering prostitutes on Sannie's watch. Top of her list of suspects is Hudson Brand.Sannie and Hudson cross paths and swords as they track the elusive Linley from South Africa and Zimbabwe to the wilds of Kenya's Masai Mara game reserve.Tony Park's trademark storytelling prowess turns this hunt into a thrilling - and deadly - escapade through some of the most dangerous, yet beautiful, places on earth.

Red Earth

Red Earth

Author: Tony Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2017

Red Earth by Tony Park, the author of An Empty Coast, is a full-throttle international thriller that will engross fans of Clive Cussler. On the run, with everything to lose . . . On the outskirts of Durban, Suzanne Fessey fights back during a vicious carjacking. She kills one thief but the other, wounded, escapes with her baby strapped into the back seat. Called in to pursue the missing vehicle are helicopter pilot Nia Carras from the air, and nearby wildlife researcher Mike Dunn from the ground. But South Africa's police have even bigger problems: a suicide bomber has killed the visiting American ambassador, and chaos has descended on KwaZulu-Natal. As Mike and Nia track the missing baby through wild-game reserves from Zululand to Zimbabwe, they come to realize that the war on terror has well and truly arrived . . .

An Empty Coast

An Empty Coast

Author: Tony Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2016

'A fun international adventure that will appeal to fans of Clive Cussler and Taylor Stevens' Booklist A body. A cover up. A buried secret. A father who will do anything to solve the mystery of his son's disappearance. A mother who will do anything to find her daughter. The man who tries to keep both parents alive. 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 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. Sonja returns to the country of her birth to find Emma, who since her call has gone missing. Former CIA agent Hudson Brand is very much alive and is also drawn back to Namibia to finally solve a decades-old mystery whose clues are entombed in an empty corner of the desert. An Empty Coast by Tony Park is a gripping and stunning international thriller that will engross fans of Clive Cussler and and Wilbur Smith.

Ivory

Ivory

Author: Tony Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Alex Tremain is a pirate who needs to up his game. He's facing a mounting tide of debts and his crew of ex-military cutthroats are getting restless. A chance raid on a wildlife smugglers' ship promises both bounty and excitement. Unfortunately it also sets the Chinese triads after him. As a pleasing distraction corporate lawyer Jane Humphries lands, literally, in his lap. But once again his luck doesn't last - it turns out her lover is a ruthless shipping magnate backed up by a bunch of deadly contract killers. What Alex needs is one last, big heist. When the South African government makes a controversial decision to reinstate the culling of elephants in its national parks, Alex thinks his luck has finally changed. He couldn't be more wrong . . .

Far Horizon

Far Horizon

Author: Tony Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

A bloody and tragic run-in with ivory hunters in Mozambique left Mike Williams, former Australian Army officer, in despair. A year on, the authorities are on the poachers' trail and need his help to catch them. Now, as an overland tour guide, he must choose between his duty to keep the young tourists in his care safe, and his hunger for retribution. Thrown into the mix is tenacious English journalist Sarah Thatcher, who is determined to cover the story. She'll risk anything and anyone for a scoop, but little does she realize the danger that lies ahead. The murderous hunters and the innocent travellers are on a parallel journey through Africa's most spectacular locations. Eventually their paths will cross and Mike will have his shot at revenge. But at what cost?

Safari

Safari

Author: Tony Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2016

A volatile Zimbabwe and the jungles of the Congo are the battlefields for a deadly game of cat and mouse in Africa's wildlife wars. Canadian researcher Michelle Parker jumps at the chance to visit the famed mountain gorillas, but she is wary of the man offering it, a professional big game hunter, Fletcher Reynolds. He represents everything that she has fought against - the slaughter of animals for material gain - but she is reassured by his apparent support for the stamping out of poaching. Ex-SAS officer Shane Castle has been recruited by Fletcher to spearhead the anti-poaching campaign. Shane has seen what bullets can do to both man and animal. He makes Michelle start to doubt the choices she has made.

Zambezi

Zambezi

Author: Tony Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Miranda, a young American research assistant, is killed by a man-eating lion. Her gruesome death leaves three people devastated: Her father, Jed Banks, an American Special Forces soldier serving in Afghanistan. Her boss, Professor Christine Wallis, a wildlife researcher in South Africa. Her lover, Hassan bin Zayid, a hotel magnate in Zambia. Driven to find out what happened, Jed, accompanied by Christine, travels to the banks of the Zambezi to investigate. Not only does Jed learn some shocking truths about the daughter he thought he knew, he begins to suspect that Christine is withholding crucial information about the events leading up to Miranda's death. Meanwhile, Hassan's grief is growing dangerously volatile ...

The Hunter

The Hunter

Author: Tony Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Safari guide and private investigator Hudson Brand hunts people. He's on the trail of Linley Brown, a young woman named as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Linley's friend Kate is believed dead following a car crash in Zimbabwe, but Kate's sister believes that she is still alive - and needs Linley to give her answers. But Linley doesnt want to be found. South African detective Sannie van Rensburg is also looking for Linley. But her priority right now is a murderer. The killer could be a safari guide, and Hudson Brand is top of her list of suspects. Sannie and Hudson cross paths as they track Linley from South Africa and Zimbabwe to the wilds of Kenya's Masai Mara game reserve. The hunt is about to turn deadly.

The Prey

The Prey

Author: Tony Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2015

Cameron McMurtrie is a man who doesn't like interference in his work. So when Kylie Hamilton, an Australian executive working for the international mining company Global Resources, is sent to South Africa to investigate a new site on the edge of the Kruger National Park, Cameron is less than welcoming. But when a group of illegal miners - men with nothing to lose, led by a man intent on destroying Cameron - kidnap one of Global Resources' employees, Cameron is forced into action - and collaboration. In such tense circumstances, Kylie and Cameron find that their mutual dislike evolves into solidarity, perhaps even something more. If they work together there is a chance they can save the kidnapped man.

Dark Heart

Dark Heart

Author: Tony Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2014

Under the African sun, the shadow of the past is never far away. During the Rwandan genocide, three foreigners - UN worker Carmel Shang, military doctor Richard Dunlop, and journalist Liesl Nel - were forced to stand by, powerless to prevent the massacre and unable to escape witnessing the horrors. 20 years later, scattered across the world, the wounds of Rwanda still run deep. Now, a tattered photograph that was clutched in the hand of a dying man holds a clue that brings them back together...and hides a secret that is making them a target of an assassin. Hunted through South Africa's Kruger National Park to Zambia, Australia, and back to Rwanda, the three must bring themselves to confront not just the scars of a nation and a continent, but of their own hearts.

African Sky

African Sky

Author: Tony Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2014

Rhodesia, 1943. Squadron leader Paul Bryant is recovering from a nervous breakdown, confined to a desk job. Pip Lovejoy, a policewoman, is also trying to suppress painful memories. When Felicity Langham, a high profile WAAF, is found raped and murdered, suspicion centres on the local community. A young black man is arrested. Paul and Pip are brought together to investigate the crime, and something draws them closer still. But Pip is determined to find justice, and her inquiries lead her towards the military base. Towards Paul. She's on the verge of a discovery that will change both of their lives; a discovery that could alter the course of the war, with irreparable consequences.

African Dawn

African Dawn

Author: Tony Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/2012

Southern Rhodesia: 1959. Natalie is ten years old when she is kidnapped by guerrillas. Bloodied, terrified, and beaten at the hands of her captors, her life is saved when a young soldier comes to her rescue. Thirty years later, Natalie returns to her homeland, now Zimbabwe, and becomes embroiled in the dangerous world of rhino conservation. Hunters are making a fortune on the black market, and now the survival of the black rhino is at stake. Natalie and her family must fight - not only to save Zimbabwe's rhinos, but to save themselves from the enemies that surround them.

The Delta

The Delta

Author: Tony Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/09/2011

After a failed assassination attempt on the president of Zimbabwe, ex-soldier turned mercenary Sonja Kurtz is on the run. She heads for her only place of refuge, the Okavango Delta in the heart of Botswana. She's keen to forget her warrior lifestyle - it's time for an easy life. But then Sonja discovers that the Delta is on the brink of destruction. She is recruited as an 'eco-commando' in a bid to halt a project that would destroy the Delta's fragile network of swamps and waterways. Soon she finds herself caught in a deadly web of intrigue involving her ex-lover Sterling, the handsome Martin Steele - her mercenary commander, and a TV heartthrob and wildlife documentary presenter 'Coyote' Sam Chapman who blunders out of the bush in a reality show gone wrong. Instead of escaping her violent past, Sonja is now surrounded by men who are relying on her killer instincts to save the day. Where she came to find peace, she finds war...and it is not just the survival of the Delta that is at stake.

Silent Predator

Silent Predator

Author: Tony Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/10/2010

In a luxury private safari lodge in Kruger National Park, Detective Sergeant Tom Furey has just woken to a protection officer's worst nightmare. The VIP in his charge, British Assistant Minister for Defence, Robert Greeves, has vanished. Knowing his career is on the line, Furey vows not to stop until Greeves is found - dead or alive. He and his South African counterpart, the attractive Inspector Sannie Van Rensburg, go against official orders and start the search for the suspected band of terrorists through the outer limits of the National Park to the coastal waters of Mozambique. Tom must assume nothing, trust no one, the silent predator is about to pounce. Torture, pain and death are thrown into the mix with sex, scandal and love, set against the huge, wild landscapes of Southern Africa.

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