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 received a free copy of the audiobook for an honest review.
Pero Baltazar is a film producer working on a nature film in Africa for a reality TV show. When one of his crew members is murdered, he covers up the murder so that there won’t be political problems and, more importantly, to insure that the family will receive insurance money. His crew leaves as soon as they can to continue with their filming schedule and so that they don’t raise suspicion while they try to solve the murder. What they find out is that there is much more than one murder to solve.
The plot was interesting once I got into the book. I like how the story progressed, although I did get bogged down in the details often. I kept finding my mind wandering. It is obvious that Peter Riva is knowledgeable about Africa and I liked learning about it, but sometimes it was a bit too much (that is a personal preference). This is the second book of Peter Riva’s that I’ve listened to and, again, I don’t know if I would have had the patience to read through it, so I’m glad I listened to the book, especially since it had an exciting ending.
R.D. Watson was a good narrator once I got used to his voice. He did a good job at the different voices and voicing their emotions.
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.
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