Kidnapped on Safari
Expert safari guide Mbuno and wildlife television producer Pero Baltazar are filming on Lake Rudolf in Northern Kenya, East Africa, when they receive news that Mbuno’s son, himself an expert guide, has been kidnapped while on a safari five hundred miles away in Tanzania. After gathering the clues and resources needed to trek through the wilderness, they trace the kidnappers back to an illegal logging operation clear-cutting national park forests, manned by sinister Boko Haram mercenaries. There, they find not only Mbuno's son but also a shocking revelation that has terrifying and far-reaching consequences.
Relying on Mbuno’s legendary bush skills, the pair must overcome the danger both from inside and outside the camp to bring Mbuno’s son out alive. In doing so, Mbuno and Pero discover that kidnapping and deforestation are only the beginning of the terrorist group's aspirations, and they realize a threat that would herald an even more dangerous outcome for Tanzania—a coup. A rescue might just risk the entire stability of the region.
Exciting and expertly plotted using facts ripped from news’ headlines, Kidnapped on Safari is a gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller set in deepest, darkest, Machiavellian, East Africa.
This is my first book introduction to this series. You know how the saying goes "first impressions are very important". Well, you can say that I hit it off very nicely with this book. I enjoyed it so much that I want to go back and read the first two novels.
Instantly, I was transported to the landscape of East Africa. Mbuno and Pero are both engaging characters. Yet, they are not the only engaging characters. All of the rest of the characters are just as enjoyable. Between the combination of the characters and the landscape, this was a good book. There was the right amount of action as well.
The title of this book is appropriate as I was "kidnapped" on a safari reading journey within the pages of this book!