By Caitlin O'Connell

In a blockbuster debut mystery brimming with majestic natural world, village politics, and foreign intrigue, a chilling quadruple murder increases the stakes within the conflict to avoid wasting Africa’s elephants.

Still grieving over the tragic loss of life of her fiancé, American flora and fauna biologist Catherine Sohon leaves South Africa and drives to a distant outpost in northeast Namibia, the place she plans to stand off opposed to the shadowy forces of corruption and constant human greed within the struggle opposed to elephant poaching. Undercover as a census pilot monitoring the neighborhood elephant inhabitants, she’ll particularly be amassing proof at the ruthless ivory traffickers.

But sooner than she even reaches her vacation spot, Catherine stumbles onto a scene of scary carnage: 3 humans shot lifeless of their automobile, and a fourth nearby—with his mind got rid of. The slaughter seems to be the handiwork of a Zambian smuggler often called “the witchdoctor,” a determine reviled by way of activists and poachers alike. compelled to play great with neighborhood officers, Catherine unearths herself interested in the prickly yet charismatic Jon Baggs, head of the Ministry of Conservation, whose blustery external belies his deep funding within the poaching wars.

Torn among her constructing emotions and her unofficial research, she takes wing, basically to be grounded via a vicious turf struggle among competing factions of a black-market operation that reaches a ways past the borders of Africa. With the mortality rate—both human and animal—skyrocketing, Catherine races to intercept a invaluable cargo. Now she’s flying blind, and a crafty killer is at the flow.

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