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Reconciliation for the Dead

(The third book in the Claymore Straker series)
A novel by

Fresh from events in Yemen and Cyprus, vigilante justice-seeker Claymore Straker returns to South Africa, seeking absolution for the sins of his past. Over four days, he testifies to Desmond Tutu's newly established Truth and Reconciliation Commission, recounting the shattering events that led to his dishonorable discharge and exile, fifteen years earlier.
It was 1980. The height of the Cold War. Clay is a young paratrooper in the South African Army, fighting in Angola against the Communist insurgency that threatens to topple the White Apartheid regime. On a patrol deep inside Angola, Clay, and his best friend, Eben Barstow, find themselves enmeshed in a tangled conspiracy that threatens everything they have been taught to believe about war, and the sacrifices that they, and their brothers in arms, are expected to make. Witness and unwitting accomplice to an act of shocking brutality, Clay changes allegiance and finds himself labelled a deserter and accused of high treason, setting him on a journey into the dark, twisted heart of institutionalized hatred, from which no one will emerge unscathed.
Exploring true events from one of the most hateful chapters in South African history, Reconciliation for the Dead is a shocking, explosive and gripping thriller from one finest writers in contemporary crime fiction.

Praise for this book

"A solid, meaty thriller-Hardisty is a fine writer and Straker is a great lead character." - Lee Child

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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : UK Paperback

Title: Reconciliation for the Dead (Claymore Straker)
Author(s): Paul E Hardisty
ISBN: 1-910633-68-2 / 978-1-910633-68-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orenda Books
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May 2017 : Canada Kindle edition

Title: Reconciliation for the Dead (Claymore Straker Series Book 3)
Author(s): Paul E Hardisty
Publisher: Orenda Books
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March 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition

Title: Reconciliation For The Dead (Claymore Straker Book 3)
Author(s): Paul E Hardisty
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