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Max Seager was the best there was. His skills sharpened in the midst of a brutal African civil war, he was at once a policeman, soldier and detective - a tracker of men. He thought he’d left that life behind him, but then he learns that his particular expertise is required again.

Two teenage girls have been abducted and are being held to ransom, hidden deep within the Zimbabwean bush that was once his hunting ground. The mother of one of the girls begs him to help and, unable to walk away, Max returns to Africa with a handpicked team of former comrades-in-arms.

But it soon becomes clear that nothing is quite what it seems and that if he is able to find the girls, it might only open the door to something far more sinister.... 

If you like Wilbur Smith, Andy Mcnab, Frederick Forsyth and Jack Higgins then you’ll love Mike Lunnon-Wood.

©1986 Mike Lunnon-Wood (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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"If you like Wilbur Smith and Tom Clancy, you'll love Somewhere Out There." (Rowland White)

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Awesome book and narration

The story was fantastic, the tactics were realistic and the narrator was as great as Ray Porter. I'll definitely listen to books by this author and narrator again.

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  • Robert Spencer
  • 08-22-19

A great story, spoilt by the narrattors' accents.

This novel was very accurate and poignant in the Africa bush settings of the story. The characters dialogues were authentic. However, the narrattors' accents and prounciation of many indigenous words were abysmal and made me cringe as I listened. it spoilt a very good story.

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  • Mrs Wilma P
  • 08-27-19

A good book spoilt by poor narration

I would recommend reading this book, rather than purchasing it in audio format. The narrator spoilt this book with his strained attempts at Southern African accents. His exertions were an unfortunate distraction and we struggled to get through this book. It would have been much better to employ a South African narrator or for the narrator to just read in his normal voice. Having been born in Rhodesia and living in South Africa, I looked forward to this book, but was disappointed.

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  • Lareine
  • 08-24-19

Stonking!

A really enjoyable story. Well put together and the author obviously knows his stuff!
Well narrated, bar the mispronunciations. It was quite annoying every time he pronounced Selous as ‘Sellus’ and not ‘Seloo’, which was many times! A few of the South African words were also badly said, but you can forgive that as the story did make up for it. Likable and believable characters and a great twist at the end!
Would recommend!

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  • phil
  • 07-30-19

Great read

This is a great story kept me riveted for the whole time suspense and the action were great

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  • C Pate
  • 07-10-19

Another Mike Lunnon-Wood classic

I’ve enjoyed all the Mike Lunnon-Wood books I’ve listened to and this is another brilliant one. Really good story and great characters. Would highly recommend it.

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  • Rhys White
  • 07-19-19

A Thriller to Thrill

'Research' is a word that often comes up when you read a review of Lunnon-Wood, Rowland White mentions it in his prologue and it's clear throughout his work.

This book is somehow different, Lunnon-Wood KNOWS his subject, he's somehow lived it, trod some of the paths the characters tred and knows the politics and cultures, it's less burdened by techo-descriptions born of many hours in the library and given breath.

The narration is mature and leveled, the story speaks through without the narrator putting emphasis where they like.

Research is what makes Lunnon-Wood stand out but it's not what makes this book - what makes this book is the fact you feel like your there .. in the bush.

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  • Amelie Tedeschi
  • 07-16-19

Perfect performance

The narrator is amazing. Perfect pace. Nice twist. I enjoyed it a lot! looking forward to hear more from them!

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  • Rod
  • 06-04-21

Great idea for a story, poorly executed

The first third of the book was great, set the scene and enjoyed the building of the characters and the adventure ahead of them. It felt believable and sucks you into the moment. Then it all tumbled down hill so quickly. Implausible things happened to make the plot work and not once but multiple times.

Looking for person A - first place I look they are there.
Looking for person B - first place I look they are there and so on.

International travel to the right place and right time to move the plot along.

It all got silly and rushed.

I’d much prefer the story focusing on the first third of the book, developing it and adding detail. I didn’t mind that the book is dated as it worked well for the era.

I’d put this down as pulp fiction. No need to think and just listen to an action packed yarn that travels the globe.

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  • The.Rapscallion
  • 12-29-20

Suspence, Intrigue & Action!

Wholly enjoyable book with believable action & storyline! A+ & well worth the price.

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  • Nicola
  • 08-22-20

Never disappoints

The author paints a picture of the people that instantly connects the reader. Definitely recommend.

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  • Len
  • 07-16-19

An exciting story

As other reviewers have said, if you enjoy stand alone adventure stories well and truly in the Wilbur Smith and Clive Cussler style, you will enjoy this. I think it was written in the 1970s but enjoyable anyway.