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The Broken Men - Vigilante Justice [Kindle Edition]

C Marten-Zerf
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Highly Recommended - Buy it NOW!

Brutal and Uncompromising - says New York Times BEST SELLER Michael Marshall

“Leon ran into the corridor, more bullets crackled past, so close that he could smell Death’s fetid breath upon him. But he felt no fear. For he was charmed beyond others and had danced with the Reaper many times before.”

Can one man bring an end to three generations of war by sacrificing himself and everything that is precious to him?
An honest and brutal depiction of the South African Apartheid war and how it strode across the boundaries of Europe, Africa and America, tearing apart the hearts and minds of all who were involved in it.
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˃˃˃ New York Times Best Seller, Michael Marshal says...

Brutal and Uncompromising with unforgettable characters and real emotional punch -

BROKEN MEN raises the bar on how good intelligent action thrillers can be."

˃˃˃ The Review, London says...

Tragic, Blood curdling and Extraordinary, Marten-Zerf has been there and it shows. His urgent choppy dialect and evocative language brings the story to life in the way that very few other authors can. For fans of action thrillers everywhere.

˃˃˃ Award winning author...One of the Top Thrillers on Kindle – Best sellers in kindle books

Voted "Best Read" by Radio London's BBC 4, Action Adventure Thrillers

Winner of the Golgonooza Gold medal – Best Action Books. Rated by Amazon as one of the best Military Thrillers Series as well as Political thrillers best sellers

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1868 KB
  • Print Length: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Small Dog Publishing; 1 edition (20 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DD6B7IC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #151,184 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real page-turner! 18 Jun. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a very powerful book. A thriller of note. The novel is set in the 1980s in South Africa and England and covers a huge subject matter. Marten-Zerf has obviously been there, seen it and done it all. His deep technical and historical knowledge bring a concrete-hard realism to the subject and much of the book makes for slightly uncomfortable reading as its brutal honesty shatters all illusions. There is no honour in war, there is simply destruction. We follow the lives of two young men as they struggle to lead normal lives in a country that is being torn to shreds by war and violence. The descriptions are so vivid and visceral that I found myself almost being there, the sights and sounds as real as if it were happening in front of me. I found myself cheering for Leon when he makes his fateful decision (can't say more without giving the game away). However - I also felt for Pete, a simple, powerful man whose life spirals so far out of control that he becomes hopelessly lost. In summary - this well written book is a great page-turner, full of action and violence but with a serious core of morality to it. Well worth the purchase price!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent & hard-hitting! 25 Jun. 2013
By Mrs J
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
After Tom Cruise ruined the Jack Reacher franchise for me I have been on the loockout for new thrillers. This one was excellent! Hard hitting with great characters &tons of action...but be warned, it isn't the same as Lee Child, - it's probably a cross between Child, Peter Temple and Andy McNab...thrillers for grown-ups! Better written with more depth than most page-turners and heaps of emotional content. Anybodywho is looking for a seriously good thriller need look no further than 'The Broken Men'. I will be keeping a close eye on Marten-Zerf.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Broken Men 24 Jun. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Although I am an avid reader , the action/thriller is not a favourite genre of mine. I read The Broken Men because I was at a party recently where the book was being enthusiastically discussed and having lived most of my life in Southern Africa I was interested to read what I was assured is a very insightful and evocative story by a writer who obviously knows the complexities of Africa. The book is outstanding! The story takes place in the 1980's in Southern Africa and Europe and is basically about 2 young boys/men who grow up in the Apartheid days. Both are cruelly affected by the war that the country is enmeshed in and they end up becoming bitter enemies-this leads to tragic consequences as both try , in their own ways , to do the right thing.
The book gives a unique insight into Africa during those dark times and the battle scenes are so well written that they literally take your breath away. But it is not all about violence and brutality , as there are many scenes that are both heart-rending and moving - a couple actually brought me to tears ! At other times I found myself smiling at the wry humour. A few times I laughed out loud. I believe the author writes fantasy books under another name . I hope he continues to write action/thrillers . His story has certainly converted me to this genre
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A time and place forgotten. 12 July 2013
Format:Paperback
Most people are unaware of the complexities of South African culture and politics, and this masterpiece bathes the reader in a overwhelming experience of the final period leading up to release of Nelson Mandela.

The characters typify the extremes of hardened attitudes; racial, religious and ideological born from centuries of conflict. The violence and vulnerability of the young men, involved in something they did not understand but merely reacted to, is clearly shown in the complex, conflicting and challenging relationships between boy and girl, black and white.

As the book catapults 3 Africans into a dramatic showdown in Cornwall and London, with merciless killers in the employ of the Apartheid regime, one is touched by the irony of it all leading back to the colonial motherland.

Riveting, poignant and vivid, this tells a tale of young men being wrenched from innocence into insanity, and how it either broke them or made them great.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing 15 July 2013
By Jasper
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Disturbing book, if only because it portrays so accurately the mind set of the old guard Afrikaaner politicians in the heyday of apartheid. Tom Sharpe did it with a savage humour; Marten-Zerf paints the violent side of the mask with vivid colours and weaves a well-paced tale.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read 19 July 2013
By mandyg
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Thoroughly exciting novel. Couldn't put it down. Great characters that you instantly engage with. I learned heaps about South Africa and South Africans
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meaningful 11 Aug. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a deep book. On the surface it could be construed as yet another full-on thriller. There are guns and battles and loads of fights. But it is so much more. Marten-Zerf has brought to life a savage past in a country that instituted some of the worst of modern crimes against humanity. Somehow, he manages to show the human sides to both side of the struggle that took placed. As well as this he shows us the real human cost that internal war brings to a country and the people that live in it. This truly is an important book that should be read by all. A forgotten war in a forgotten place in a forgotten past...made even more poignant by the coming death of the great Nelson Mandela.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enter the hero 11 Aug. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Leon, the main protagonist in The Broken Men is a true hero. He grows up being subjected to the most appalling propaganda from his own government but, as the horrors of war are exposed to him, he changes both his own mind and the side that he is fighting on. This leads him to suffer great hardships both mentally and physically but he never strays from his goal. Ultimately a story of redemption, emancipation and deliverance form an evil that was not of his making. An inspiring, action filled book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Broken Men
Loved it, no idea how authentic the details are but it certainly kept me engrossed and entertained from the first to last page.
Published 4 months ago by Glen Watterson
5.0 out of 5 stars This I found was a very good read.
Having read the trilogy of Plob by this author this book is totally diverse from those books. I was enthralled by the story line and to be given an insight to the tribal wars in... Read more
Published 5 months ago by junior
5.0 out of 5 stars but a brilliant and insightful read
Disturbing, but a brilliant and insightful read.
Published 6 months ago by jane bailey
3.0 out of 5 stars The Broken Men
After I read some of the reviews on this book I was looking forward to reading it. However, I only read the first chapter.it was told too graphically. So that was enough. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Dodie Hunt
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard hitting action
If you like your action on the gritty side this will do the job. Not for the faint hearted. If you have a little knowledge of the times you may not dismiss some of the brutal... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Readalot
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic,' action from cover to cover '
I liked everything about this book,,the story,,the action,,the central character,,Leon,,set in a time when there was a lot going on in South Africa,,,well done to the author,,,,,,
Published 13 months ago by spud taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars The Broken Men
A well written story, very realistic and descriptive. It also provides a little bit of insight into certain aspects of South Africa's past (and present).
Published 16 months ago by Yolanda
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
I enjoyed this book, a little far fetched in my opinion but good. The main characters seemed almost indestructable no matter what injuries were dealt out. Read more
Published 17 months ago by M. Aldred
4.0 out of 5 stars Aparteid revealed
Having never visited South Africa it has been only the news that has given me a view as to the problems there. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok for free
An ok read, few spelling mistakes though. cant write a nother thing about this book, 20 words too much jeez
Published 18 months ago by hashbrown
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