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Shooting Butterflies by [Clark, T.M.]
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A vivid and suspenseful portrayal of the contradictions of Africa and her people, traditions and superstitions – from the acclaimed author of My Brother-But-One.

He sees ‘The Butterfly’ in his dreams.
She is the key to setting a child’s soul free.
She is the perfect sacrifice.

Ex-soldier Kirkman ‘Buffel’ Potgieter lives by the motto of his former military unit: Tiri Tose, which is Shona for ‘we are together’…but also for ‘there is no escape’. So when Shilo Jamison Khumalo betrays Buffel by saving a neighbour’s child, Tara Wright, from becoming the latest addition to his sinister ‘butterfly’ collection, it sparks Buffel’s obsession with hunting them both down.

After Tara witnesses the murder of her father and uncle, she and her remaining family leave Zimbabwe for a new life in South Africa. There, a teenaged Tara meets Wayne Botha—but finds she isn’t prepared for the price she is asked to pay for falling in love. After Tara secretly flees the conservative rural community, Wayne never gives up hope of ever seeing his one true love again.

But years later, out of the blue, Tara makes contact with Wayne to reveal a secret—and some potentially devastating news. In a twist of fate, Wayne and Jamison find they have far more in common than just a passion for African wildlife and join forces to protect Wayne’s new family. But the threat of Buffel is still looming—and Jamison knows only too well that there will be ‘no escape’ for him and Tara, ‘The Butterfly’.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 945 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA (1 December 2014)
  • Sold by: Harlequin Australia
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K5IZ4FS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #54,726 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Pretty much a "page turner" well written, exotic settings described from life experience. True, the scenario is predictable, however the lector attention is fuelled by an heavy mix of violence and the full array of human emotions.
Personages are true to life, believable and likeable, except of course for the villain which character is developed enough to make one curious enough as why such a person may exist.
The book reads as a major motion picture, such a movie would be stunning with a good cast of local actors, African backgrounds, soundtracks etc
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Africa’s dirty little secret, one that most of the Western World would probably find difficult to fathom - that of traditional African medicine or magical charms - is brought to life in this, T.M. Clark’s second novel set on a beautiful but sometimes harsh continent.

Rhodesia, 1946 - While out hunting in the bush, ten year old Kirk Potgieter and his best friend, Impendla make a gruesome discovery that causes Impendla a huge amount of fear as he knows what it all means. Kirk, however, having been brought up in a Christian home on a mission station, does not hold the traditional African beliefs that Impendla does so, when Impendla goes missing and a search party is sent out only to find his little body hanging from the same trees they stumbled upon the day before, he is filled with remorse at not being able to save him.

A number of years later, Kirk, now known as “Buffel”, still fighting the demons and nightmares that have haunted him since Impendla’s death, is a commander with the Psychological Operations Unit (PSYOPS). When one of his fellow soldiers, Shilo Khumalo, discovers that he has been committing unnecessary murders, he is horrified and determines to keep a special eye on him. Luckily for Shilo, there appears to be a faint connection of trust between him and Buffel and, when they finally leave the unit, Shilo goes to work for him on his farm.

Zimbabwe, 1981 – If it wasn’t for the day that Tara Wright and her mother visited their next door neighbour, Buffel, he would never have noticed this beautiful butterfly. One day, out riding with her father, uncle and cousin, Gabe, tragedy strikes and Tara is forced to run to the safety of their farm, Whispering Winds, on her own to seek help.
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Fantastic read, a little hard to follow for the first couple of chapters but realize the author was setting up each major character. Once you get past this I found the book glued to my hands and I couldn't wait for each chapter to unfold!
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Thank goodness "Buffel" is fictitious, I would hate to think such a character could exist in real life! T.M. Clark has written a good book and obviously knows Africa well. Her people and places are of interest and give the book great atmosphere.
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Fantastic book, could not stop reading it! Great story, well told, and very accurate research - thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Better than Wilbur Smith at present!........... My opinion!
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First book I have read by T.M Clark, found it very easy to read always enjoy books based in Africa.
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i like aall novels with an African theme and this one is as good as any that i have read.
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Fantastic read! Fell in love with all the characters and loved everything describing Africa. Well written and held my attention from start to finish. This is the first book I have read of T.M. Clark and I will definitely be reading more!
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