Star of Africa PDF/EPUB × Star of Kindle -


10 thoughts on “Star of Africa

  1. Matt Matt says:

    There is much luck for series fans in Scott Mariani s thirteenth novel in the Ben Hope series In a novel that offers some tying off of loose ends and a highly explosive plot, the reader has little chance to breathe as the action builds continually As part of his vagabond nature, Hope finds himself back in Paris to sell off his home and free up some capital Taking a temporary detour, Hope visits Le Val, the tactical training centre he created and gifted to his friend, Jeff Dekker While trying There is much luck for series fans in Scott Mariani s thirteenth novel in the Ben Hope series In a novel that offers some tying off of loose ends and a highly explosive plot, the reader has little chance to breathe as the action builds continually As part of his vagabond nature, Hope finds himself back in Paris to sell off his home and free up some capital Taking a temporary detour, Hope visits Le Val, the tactical training centre he created and gifted to his friend, Jeff Dekker While trying to fill himself in on some news, Hope learns that Dekker helped Jude Arundel, recently discovered to be Hope s son, secure a spot on an American merchant marine vessel currently in the Indian Ocean Jude, tired of playing it safe, has chosen an opportunity to spread his proverbial wings While Hope and Dekker find themselves busy at Le Val, Jude is in the middle of the ocean with the crew, though he can sense something is wrong Learning that there is cargoprecious than the contents of the shipping containers, concerns rise that Jude might know too much When a ship of marauding pirates appears on the horizon, Jude realises that there is much trouble to come and takes desperate measures to reach Dekker back in France Upon learning of the ship s issues, Dekker, Hope, and a crew of men rush to locate them, and covertly descend on the ship to handle the Somali pirates When a storm hits and destroys the ship, Hope leads his crew and prisoners onto a life raft, where they seek assistance and final rescue It is at this point that Hope learns about the calculated attack and that the Star of Africa, a precious diamond, is the central piece of cargo that many seek to take for themselves When a rescue helicopter appears in the sky, Hope can only surmise that his troubles might be over, only to learn that General Jean Pierre Khosa, a bloodthirsty Congolese warlord has his eyes set on not only the diamond, but to turn the tables and take a handful of hostages for himself Pitting Hope s love for his son against a general will to survive, the story pushes the decision to the limit, with a cliffhanger that will leave the reader rushing for the next novel Mariani has pulled together many of the dangling threads form earlier novels to create this electrifying thriller, which entertains series fans and proves that Mariani has much in store for Ben Hope.This Ben Hope binge has been highly informative over the past while, allowing me to see much growth in many of the characters, both central and periphery As I have mentioned before, Ben Hope has undergone much change in the series to date, both progressive and regressive It would seem that Mariani has surveyed the horizon and is seeking to mend some of these strained connections, or at least bring some resolution to them after Hope s abrupt choice to kibosh his wedding two days before the ceremony In this novel, there is much development of the Hope Dekker relationship, which has always been a minor narrative mention, as well as a stronger andemotional connection between Hope and Jude, paired together for a significant amount of time This father son connection was strained to begin, severed, and has since been resurrected as Hope seeks to play hero However, Mariani adds another layer to the connection, forcing Hope to decide once and for all if he will choose Jude thereby showing a parental side or himself when the stakes are high There are still a few character relationships that I hope Mariani mends, but the series is not over yet Turning to the story in general, the excitement of this terror on the high seas has me much pleased, as it adds levels of thrill that have been scaled back in some of the past novels Looking not only to the seas, but the African continent and the search for an important diamond, Mariani pits his characters into a high octane story that does not let up until the very end There is truly a contrast in this novel, as the theme and location turns to the African continent, where social, political, and economic flavours differ greatly from the Euro or Ameri centric storylines that Mariani has used before Depicted masterfully, the reader can feel the terror of Khosa s bloody decisions that seek to exacerbate the already strained relations of the hostages.This is the first of a two novel mini story arc that seeks to really flesh things out for all involved and forces the reader to buckle down for a detailed adventure that will pull on the heartstrings of many The delivery is strong and the story development shows Mariani at his best and proves that his well of ideas is far from dry I can only hope that there is much to come in this series, which has not dipped into going stale or off putting, as can occur when authors seek to churn out books without careful plotting and slow development.Kudos, Mr Mariani for keeping me hooked this far into the series What a great choice for binge reading and there are still a fewto go.Love hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at


  2. Terence M Terence M says:

    Listened to in early 2017 It appears that I missed reviewing or giving a rating for this Ben Hope novel Based on my experience reading and enjoying this series, I have awarded 4Stars The reading dates are an estimate calculated on my readings of prior and subsequent books in the series.I started to listen to Ben Hope, 14, The Devil s Kingdom and I fairly quickly realised that the backstory referred to 13, Star of Africa , which I thought I had heard, see above struck out comments , bu Listened to in early 2017 It appears that I missed reviewing or giving a rating for this Ben Hope novel Based on my experience reading and enjoying this series, I have awarded 4Stars The reading dates are an estimate calculated on my readings of prior and subsequent books in the series.I started to listen to Ben Hope, 14, The Devil s Kingdom and I fairly quickly realised that the backstory referred to 13, Star of Africa , which I thought I had heard, see above struck out comments , but obviously I had not 13 is now back on my To Read shelf.30 01 2020 Following my decision to DNF 14, The Devil s Kingdom 50% heard, I no longer intend to read 13, Star of Africa because of it s being a prequel to 14


  3. Kate Kate says:

    A little different from the other Ben Hope thrillers andviolent but brilliantly done and utterly unputdownable This is the first novel of two and it very much finishes on a cliffhanger, so now begins the wait until November.


  4. Alan Marston Alan Marston says:

    Ben Hope at his best, but a little let down by this being the first of a two book story This has all the hallmarks of the Scott Mariani that I like taut, action packed, inventive Ben continues to seek the lost, something at which he is very good, but in this case it is his own son, Jude who has decided to test himself by working on a container ship Unfortunately it is one that becomes hijacked, although these do not turn out to be ordinary pirates by any means.The book has a number of twist Ben Hope at his best, but a little let down by this being the first of a two book story This has all the hallmarks of the Scott Mariani that I like taut, action packed, inventive Ben continues to seek the lost, something at which he is very good, but in this case it is his own son, Jude who has decided to test himself by working on a container ship Unfortunately it is one that becomes hijacked, although these do not turn out to be ordinary pirates by any means.The book has a number of twists and turns that bring challenges and disappointments, a truly megalomaniac character in Jean Pierre Khosa, and a wild ride at sea and into Africa where Khosa has dreams of greatness.Ben is reunited with his great friend Jeff Dekker from the training grounds of Val, and a new recruit, Tuesday, becomes heavily involved We get to see how Jude has grown up, but we also see some of his values causing problems for his father and friends It is such a great, fast paced read, that I must now race on to the subsequent novel to find out exactly how the group are going to extricate themselves from a potentially lethal situation Bring it on


  5. Karen Gibb Karen Gibb says:

    Shocking I don t think there s enough adjectives to describe how I felt reading this book.Right where do I start, I worship my Ben Hope series of books, each one is a different adventure that Ben Is put through mostly with historic accuracy But this book was by far the most thrilling, shocking and harrowing I have read so far.I knew that things like this happened in Africa,but you never really put them into context when just watching on television This story was written so well that you felt Shocking I don t think there s enough adjectives to describe how I felt reading this book.Right where do I start, I worship my Ben Hope series of books, each one is a different adventure that Ben Is put through mostly with historic accuracy But this book was by far the most thrilling, shocking and harrowing I have read so far.I knew that things like this happened in Africa,but you never really put them into context when just watching on television This story was written so well that you felt it was really happening to the characters , by far this is the best Scott Mariani book he has written.I eagerly wait to see what the outcome is going to be in the next installment


  6. Agnes Melissen Agnes Melissen says:

    I don t like it when a book ends halfway and I have to wait till November 2016 for the next part.


  7. Joe Geesin Joe Geesin says:

    One of the best dramatic, well paced, a family touch and the opening scene a good reminder of what Ben s all about Not drawn out like the last 2, the mid section history bit a good change without filling gaps Looking forward to the next instalment.


  8. Sharon Burgin Sharon Burgin says:

    Mariani is one of my favourite authors, but I hated this book I have just read the last 3 in the series one after the other and expected this to be as entertaining as the last two, but it wasn t.The Ben Hope series is always full of action, but this book was pure unmitigated, unnecessary, gross violence I fought my way through the gore and gratuitous hacking to death of innocent people hoping it would come good in the end, but it didn t This is a 2 parter and there s another book to follow I Mariani is one of my favourite authors, but I hated this book I have just read the last 3 in the series one after the other and expected this to be as entertaining as the last two, but it wasn t.The Ben Hope series is always full of action, but this book was pure unmitigated, unnecessary, gross violence I fought my way through the gore and gratuitous hacking to death of innocent people hoping it would come good in the end, but it didn t This is a 2 parter and there s another book to follow I couldn t even bring myself to read the 2 free chapters of the next book at the end I just wanted it over I finished the book with a headache, it was not an enjoyable read at all.I assume Mariani has decided that Ben is having a fit of conscience after all his years as a soldier, mercenary etc and wants to show how bad things can be, before coming out the other side of this adventure a changed man Well he could have condensed the 2 books in to one by reducing this first one to a list of anecdotes and I would probably be looking forward to the next book I won t read it until I ve seen some reviews.Mariani may have lost one of his faithful followers


  9. Jo Jo says:

    Always read this series but this is the book that I could not get into And there is a sequel to this Not the usual Ben Hope book So full of violence I will start to read the sequel but hope it s not so sickening Ben Hope is trained to identify danger So when he finds out that someone very important to him is working on a US container ship in the treacherous seas off the East African coast, he fears the worst.Within days the ship is hijacked by pirates Taking matters into his own hands, Be Always read this series but this is the book that I could not get into And there is a sequel to this Not the usual Ben Hope book So full of violence I will start to read the sequel but hope it s not so sickening Ben Hope is trained to identify danger So when he finds out that someone very important to him is working on a US container ship in the treacherous seas off the East African coast, he fears the worst.Within days the ship is hijacked by pirates Taking matters into his own hands, Ben embarks upon the most daring rescue mission of his career because this is no ordinary hostage situation.There is something on board the ship that sprecious than life itself and a bloodthirsty tyrant will kill to possess it.As events spiral out of control, Ben Hope s skill and resourcefulness will be tested like never before Ben would die to protect those close to him, but in a hostile environment, against ruthless warriors, even the ultimate sacrifice might not be enough


  10. dennis barron dennis barron says:

    Star of Africa Scott MarianiA riveting ,extraordinary book, a masterful tale, the trademark of Scott Mariani A deal is struck between a billionaire and a ruthless mercenary Betrayal and deceit quickly follows Ben Hope is drawn into the mix to help rescue his son Enter next , an African warlord A ruthless, homicidal maniac And the story unfolds Fast paced, action packed, a fantastic read Unfortunately, it s a two part series Can t wait for book two My highest recommendation


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Star of Africa TO POSSESS IT HE WILL PAY IN BLOODWhere ex SAS major Ben Hope goes, trouble always follows Ben Hope is trained to identify danger So when he finds out that someone very important to him is working on a US container ship in the treacherous seas off the East African coast, he fears the worstWithin days the ship is hijacked by pirates Taking matters into his own hands, Ben embarks upon the most daring rescue mission of his career because this is no ordinary hostage situationThere is something on board the ship that s precious than life itself and a bloodthirsty tyrant will kill to possess itAs events spiral out of control, Ben Hope s skill and resourcefulness will be tested like never before Ben would die to protect those close to him, but in a hostile environment, against ruthless warriors, even the ultimate sacrifice might not be enoughThe first part of a sensational new two book sequence that will be the biggest and most epic Ben Hope adventure yet BEN HOPE is one of the most celebrated action adventure heroes in British fiction and Scott Mariani is the author of numerous bestsellers Join the ever growing legion of readers who get breathless with anticipation when the countdown to the new Ben Hope thriller begins [EPUB] ✵ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, Author Craig Russell – 9facts.co.uk trouble always follows Ben Hope is trained to identify danger So when he finds out that someone very important to him is working on a US container ship in the treacherous seas off the East African coast ❮Download❯ ➵ Jazz Age Stories Author F. Scott Fitzgerald – 9facts.co.uk he fears the worstWithin days the ship is hijacked by pirates Taking matters into his own hands [Read] ➮ Much Obliged, Jeeves Author P.G. Wodehouse – 9facts.co.uk Ben embarks upon the most daring rescue mission of his career because this is no ordinary hostage situationThere is something on board the ship that s precious than life itself and a bloodthirsty tyrant will kill to possess itAs events spiral out of control [KINDLE] ❅ The Wrong Blood By Manuel de Lope – 9facts.co.uk Ben Hope s skill and resourcefulness will be tested like never before Ben would die to protect those close to him ❰PDF❯ ✓ The Customer-Funded Business Author John W. Mullins – 9facts.co.uk but in a hostile environment [PDF] ⚣ The Affair ✯ Emma Kavanagh – 9facts.co.uk against ruthless warriors ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Summer People & The Little House By Shirley Jackson ✩ – 9facts.co.uk even the ultimate sacrifice might not be enoughThe first part of a sensational new two book sequence that will be the biggest and most epic Ben Hope adventure yet BEN HOPE is one of the most celebrated action adventure heroes in British fiction and Scott Mariani is the author of numerous bestsellers Join the ever growing legion of readers who get breathless with anticipation when the countdown to the new Ben Hope thriller begins


About the Author: Scott Mariani

Is a well known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Star of Africa book, this is one of the most wanted Scott Mariani author readers around the world.