This was a departure from my normal reads. It isn’t a Christian book (which I normally review, but read a wide variety of literature) if that’s what you’re looking for. But it was a good read. Almost reminiscent of Ian Fleming’s early James Bond novels. There wasn’t espionage or much suspense, but the story was intriguing with plenty of exotic locales.

Robert is a young English teacher from the United Kingdom spending his summer vacation in Southeast Asia. After entering Cambodia from Thailand and wining a large some of money at a casino, Robert ponders leaving his old life behind and go “missing” in Cambodia. He comes across an American who drugs him, steals everything he has, and sends him down the river on a boat to the capital city where Robert takes on a new identity.

The story initiates the reader to the Cambodian countryside and city life. From local food to ancient landmarks to the native people, Hunters in the Dark is an enjoyable romp through Southeast Asia as well as into the carefree life of Robert Grieve.

In exchange for an unbiased review the publisher provided me with a free copy of this book.