Black Heart + The Dervish House: A couple of juicy summer reads well worth checking out.
Mike Nicol’s ‘Black Heart’ is the third book in a trilogy of South African revenge thrillers featuring two former ANC activists/gun runners Mace Bishop and Pylon Buso. Set in Cape Town, Black Heart has shades of of both Pelecanos and Walter Mosley and Nicol take us on a white-knuckle ride into the dark dealings of post-apartheid South Africa. You can check an interview I did with Mike at http://mike-nicol.mondomix.com/en/itw6317.htm
Having been immersed in and thrilled by the mind blowing Brasyl and the equally offbeat River Of Gods, I had to interview the author – Ian McDonald (http://www.mondomix.com/events/ian-mcdonald/developing-worlds.htm). Back then The Dervish House was awaiting publication but McDonald’s description of this current tale – which is set in Turkey, the cradle of Sufism, and deals with “the nanotechnology we’re likely to get, not the kind that eats the world” – was most enticing. Available in paperback in July… or for your Kindle right now… this book is, as was expected, another mind expanding read.