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Chameleon Mountain - The Forbidden Love that Started a Dynasty By Peter Cleary
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Chameleon Mountain follows the fortunes of several generations of the Baartman family from the mid-18th century into the 20th century. It is a unique family, formed from the genes of a Khoikhoi woman... More > and a Dutch settler. The characters are as intriguing as the Swartberg Mountains which foster them. Ahad, the courageous shepherdess from whose loins came the first of the Baartman’s. Benji 80-years later, a man of temper and passion who settles in Die Hel, and Dan his son, who leaves the valley to find his fortune, a journey which takes him to the new diamond fields in Kimberley, to the House of Assembly in Cape Town and finally into the Second Anglo-Boer War. Interacting with them are a rich cast of supporting actors; !Ka the brave Khoikhoi clan leader, Isaac, wise and selfless, the first of the Baartman’s, Tess, pretty daughter of a klower, Caroline, beautiful and fey and Josie, who has the wit and resolve to survive the British concentration camps.< Less
No Country to Call Their Own - Dishonoured In the Land of Their Birth - The Sequel to Chameleon Mountain By Peter Cleary
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This novel is a sequel to Chameleon Mountain. Two generations later, Falk Baartman is born in Die Hel. He attends school in Oudtshoorn and represents SWD in the first ever Craven Week. Later he... More > starts a business in Prince Albert for artists and writers. There, a jealous rival objects to his race classification and writes to the Population Registration Office in Cape Town. Falk receives a letter in a buff envelope that changes his life: it informs him that he has been reclassified Cape Coloured. This is his story, a common story of millions of South Africans denied full citizenship in the land of their birth. But Falk is not an ordinary man, and his fight for his birthright is both dramatic and heartrending.< Less
Death on the Kunene - Saving the Himba Heartland - an Adam Geard Story By Peter Cleary
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“The people will cry when they see their sacred lands being eaten by the river.” The heartland of the Himba people is threatened by the proposal to build a hydro-electric dam on the... More > Kunene River. Adam Geard is hired by Rivers for Life to lobby for a less damaging solution to Namibia’s power needs. His quest becomes personal when a Himba friend and his family is savagely tortured and murdered for the crime of speaking out against the dam. Strong forces are at work: greed for the financial spoils, disregard for human life, foreign nations vying for patronage. Conspiracies abound as the Namibian and Angolan governments jockey for the right to choose the dam site and the contractors who will build and finance the project. With little regard for the forces railed against him, Adam relentlessly pursues the killers of his friend. Retribution for the murderers and their bosses is his only acceptable outcome.< Less
The Khami River Legacy - from an African Wilderness to War in Iraq - an Adam Geard Story By Peter Cleary
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Adam Geard is only 8-years old when he witnesses a brutal rape and murder by the notorious Red Brigade on his parents’ farm on the Khami River near the Zimbabwean town of Bulawayo. The victims... More > of the ethnic cleansing are their farm foreman, his wife and two young children. For decades Adam has had unexplained behaviour, often extreme, the legacy of the stress disorder condition he suffers. He chooses to work as a geologist in the wilderness of Namibia, believing he might discover the source of his behaviour in those empty places. But he knows he is also hiding from reality – until it comes home in a mistake he makes: commissioned to capture three terrorists, his acute anger drives him to extremes and he kills them. Adam is recruited by a South Africa mercenary company to do duty in Iraq. In a slaughter-house in Kirkuk he finally comes face-to-face with the truth that has evaded him for so long.< Less
Yet Evil Remains - What Do You Do When the Law Fails You? By Peter Cleary
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This new novel by Cleary is a crime thriller which vividly exposes some of the security and social problems in the new South Africa. Ethan Hart loses his wife and young son in a hijack which goes... More > horribly wrong at their smallholding in Halfway House. He becomes torn by the often conflicting demands to revenge their deaths and to rebuild his life and he finds solutions to both in the small Eastern Cape village of Tarkastad. In the new society Ethan enters, nothing is as it seems and old friends from the past prove to be just as devious and corrupt. But then he also little understands himself as he is caught up in violence and responds with ruthless efficiency.< Less
Kill for the Land - A Farm Murder on the Camdeboo - An Adam Geard Thriller By Peter Cleary
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"You’ve brought death to our farm." The accusation haunts him. They are spoken by the youngest daughter of popular farm owners, Peter and Helen Bausch, who are callously murdered in... More > the bedroom of the family home. His presence on a cottage on their farm triggered the murder, planned in a way to make him the chief suspect. Adam Geard has to clear his name. His enemies are numerous: crooked cops, local political leaders, contract killers, and behind it all the instigators, the people who want the farm by any means possible. And that includes murder.< Less
A Family Affair - A Son's Desperate Search for the Father He Never Knew By Peter Cleary
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War raged in the eastern territories of South Africa for nearly one hundred years. The wars were not continuous, nor were they single-faceted in instigator or causal factors, although issues of power... More > or land were at the heart of all of them. Into that conflagration came the Belmont family: a simple storekeeper, his wife, and six children. They lived in Salem, a small farming village which was attacked on Christmas Day, 1834. The warriors were part of the army of the Xhosa chief, Maqoma, seeking revenge for the murder of his brother. The parents were killed, slaughtered, but with incredible bravery and resourcefulness the children escaped and made their way to Grahamstown, where they were eventually separated and taken into adoption. This is the story of a father and son, a story which unfolds over two generations and three continents. It is a story of traumatised young men seeking family, and the time and place they have lost and must find, and it has an ending none can have predicted or even welcomed.< Less
Motor Games - The Schemes and Passions of the Men and Women of the Motor Industry By Peter Cleary
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He was a rising star, credited with the success of a major coup in the market, but there was a deeply hidden flaw – a shameful family secret – and when it surfaced his achievements... More > crumbled, dissolving his fragile self-worth. * * * * * The context of this novel is the fiercely competitive South African light commercial vehicle market and the brilliant challenge being mounted by the usurper, Ford’s Ranger, on the decade-long dominance of the leader, the Toyota Hilux. It is also a human drama: a story of comradeship, love and sexual attraction; of the wielding of power and corporate gamesmanship, and of the tensions in the market between rivals brands, the media, and the manufacturer and his dealers.< Less
Red Dune Country - Sexual Predators in the Heart of the Kalahari - An Adam Geard Story By Peter Cleary
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He volunteered to join the war to liberate Namibia of its colonial masters. His intentions were never honourable, driven as they were by boredom and a desire for self-gratification, and he found what... More > he wanted in the lust of killing and in sexual domination. They called him Kaptein. Adam Geard returns to Namibia after a two year absence, his desire a peaceful rest in the red dune country of the Kalahari. At the first overnight stop, in the town of Gochas, he hears rumours of young Nama girls being lured into prostitution and perhaps even trafficked as sex slaves. His investigations and subsequent actions bring him into conflict with Kaptein and his powerful friends in government and the police. And it results in great personal tragedy.< Less
For the Love of Frances: Colonel Anthony Durnford of Isandlwana-a Romantic Perspective By Peter Cleary
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The battle of iSandlwana in 1879 was the worst defeat suffered by a British army in the colonies. The names of some of the combatants resound even today in the chronicles of the Victorian era. One of... More > them was Colonel Anthony Durnford, Irish-born Royal Engineer, an enigmatic man both loved and maligned, and seen in some quarters to have contributed to the appalling defeat. Yet others see in him a man ahead of his time, a man of liberal views and steadfast integrity. But who was this man? Where did he serve, who did he love? Above all, was he responsible for the defeat at iSandlwana? Judge for yourself in this sweeping tale which begins with Durnford’s first posting in Ceylon as an eager and inexperienced 21-year- old Lieutenant. For the Love of Frances salutes the three women in his life: his wife Frances whom he met and married in Ceylon; his daughter Frances, born on the isle of Malta; and the woman he loved in his later life, Frances Colenso, the daughter of John Colenso, the Bishop of Natal.< Less

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