The Last Savanna

A gripping thriller.” – LIVERPOOL DAILY POST (UK)

An intense memoir of humanity’s ancient heartland, its people, wildlife, deserts and jungles, and the deep, abiding power of love. “One of the best books yet on Africa, a stunning tale of love and loss amid a magnificent wilderness and its myriad animals, and a deadly manhunt through savage jungles, steep mountains and fierce deserts as an SAS commando tries to save the elephants, the woman he loves and the soul of Africa itself.” – FIRST PRIZE FOR FICTION, LOS ANGELES BOOK FESTIVAL

 

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FIRST PRIZE FOR FICTION
Los Angeles Book Festival

“One of the best books yet on Africa, a stunning tale of love and loss amid a magnificent wilderness and its myriad animals, and a deadly manhunt through savage jungles, steep mountains and fierce deserts as an SAS commando tries to save the elephants, the woman he loves and the soul of Africa itself.”

With Africa’s last elephants dying under the guns of Somali poachers, ex-SAS officer Ian MacAdam leads a commando squad against them, to hunt what for him is the only decent prey – man. Pursuing the poachers through jungled mountains and searing deserts he battles thirst, solitude, terror and lethal animals, only to find they have kidnapped a young archaeologist, Rebecca Hecht, whom he once loved and bitterly lost.

She escapes the kidnappers, is caught and escapes again to risk perishing in the desert. MacAdam embarks on a desperate trek to save not only Rebecca but his own soul in an Africa torn apart by wars, overpopulation and the slaughter of its last wildlife.

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Praise for The Last Savanna

FIRST PRIZE FOR FICTION, 2016, Los Angeles Book Festival: “One of the best books yet on Africa, a stunning tale of love and loss amid a magnificent wilderness and its myriad animals, and a deadly manhunt through savage jungles, steep mountains and fierce deserts as an SAS commando tries to save the elephants, the woman he loves and the soul of Africa itself.”

A gripping thriller.” – LIVERPOOL DAILY POST (UK)

One of the most realistic portrayals of Africa yet… Dynamic, heart-breaking and timely to current events… a must-read.” – YAHOO REVIEWS

Sheer intensity, depicting the immense, arid land and never-ending scenes… but it’s the volatile nature of nature itself that gives the story its greatest distinction.” – KIRKUS

One of the most darkly beautiful books you will ever read.” – WORDDREAMS

Exciting, action-packed… A nightmarish vision of Africa.” − MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS (UK)

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A powerful love story set in the savage jungles and deserts of East Africa.” − DAILY EXAMINER (UK)

“The central figure is not human; it is the barren, terrifying landscape of Northern Kenya and the deadly creatures who inhabit it.” − DAILY TELEGRAPH (UK)

An entrancing, terrifying vision of Africa.” – BBC

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