Rating: 4 out of 5
Only a reality TV producer and an expert safari guide can stop a terrorist attack.
Every adventure starts at the fringes of civilization. For expert safari guide Mbuno and wildlife television producer Pero Baltazar, filming in the wild of East Africa should have been a return to the adventure they always loved. This time they’d be filming soaring vultures in northern Kenya and giant sea crocodiles in Tanzania with Mary, the daughter of the world’s top television evangelist, the very reverend Jimmy Threte.
But when a terrorist cell places them in the crosshairs, there is suddenly no escape and they must put their filming aside and combine all their talents to thwart an all-out al-Shabaab terrorist attack on Jimmy Threte’s Christian gathering of hundreds of thousands in Nairobi, Kenya.
I loved reading about the African desserts, the locations, the people, the views. I could picture it all in my head and made me want to visit there (minus the shufti.)
I fell in love with Mbuno instantly and knew that I would love to spend a safari with him. He reminds me of myself. We may be quiet, but we hear and see all.
I felt for a thriller, the ‘action’ was a little slow. Don’t get me wrong, there were areas that definitely got my heart rate up, but when I think of thriller, I think of ‘on the edge of my seat’ a lot. I didn’t feel that with this book. I guess in that rate, I wouldn’t call it a thriller necessarily because it felt misleading to the thriller genre, but was a great read all in the same.
All in all, I enjoyed the book, the story, the setting, and would recommend this read to someone who enjoys reading, enjoys reading about other locations, and enjoys mystery with a bit of suspense.
About the Author
Peter Riva spent many months over thirty years in Africa, many of them with the legendary guides for East African white hunters and adventurers. He created a TV series (seventy-eight 1-hour episodes) in 1995 called WildThings for Paramount TV. Passing on the fables, true tales and insider knowledge of these last reserves of true wildlife is a passion.