The wildlife safari team treks through East Africa on a rescue mission that pits them against Boko Haram in a thriller that will “chain you to your seat” (Bob van Laerhoven, author of Baudelaire’s Revenge).
Expert safari guide Mbuno and wildlife television producer Pero Baltazar are filming on Lake Rudolf in Northern Kenya when they receive the news: Mbuno’s son, himself an expert guide, has been kidnapped while on safari in Tanzania. Tracing the kidnappers back to an illegal logging operation, Mbuno and Pero uncover a vast criminal network run by the Nigerian terrorist organization Boko Haram.
Relying on Mbuno’s legendary bush skills, the pair face dangers both inside and outside the terrorist camp. But kidnapping and deforestation are only the beginning of this group’s sinister aspirations. When Mbuno and Pero discover just how powerful and far-reaching the network is, they realize that rescuing Mbuno’s son could put the entire region at risk.
The third Mbuno & Pero thriller, Kidnapped on Safari is an “incredible page turner” ripped from today’s headlines (Mona Houghton, author of Frottage & Even As We Speak).
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is the third book in the series but it is my first and read perfectly well as a standalone book.
Mbuno an expert safari guide and Peru an American wildlife television producer who works undercover for the CIA, are filming in Northern Kenya when they hear that Mbuno’s adopted son/nephew Ube has been kidnapped while he was working as a safari guide in Tanzania. There is no hesitation as they set off to find the young man and rescue him.
This is just one almighty adrenaline read with a new danger at every turn. They soon realise that they are up against one of the most feared criminal organisations the Boko Haram. If this rescue mission goes wrong the consequences will be unthinkable.
What a story, as each chapter brings another danger greater than the one before and the discovery of even more illegal trading in so many things. Mbuno and Peru don’t do things by half, making a very heart in your mouth ending that would be hard to beat in a book or on-screen.
If you enjoy thrillers then this would be your perfect choice. Brilliant writing, fearless heroes and action, action, action!
HERE, IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Peter Riva has spent many months over 30 years travelling throughout Africa and Europe. Much of this time was spent with the legendary guides for East African hunters and adventurers. He created a TV series in 1995 called Wild Things for Paramount. Passing on the fables, true tales, and insider knowledge of these last reserves of true wildlife is his passion. Nonetheless, his job for over forty years has been working as a literary agent. In his spare time, Riva writes science fiction and African adventure books, including the previous two titles in the Mbuno and Pero Adventures series, Murder on Safari and The Berlin Package. He lives in Gila, New Mexico.