A Catherine Sohon Elephant Mystery
On Sale: April 7, 2015
Featuring: Catherine Sohon; Jon Baggs
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In a blockbuster debut thriller brimming with majestic
wildlife, village politics, and international intrigue, a
chilling quadruple homicide raises the stakes in the
to save Africa’s elephants.
Still grieving over the tragic death of her fiancé,
wildlife biologist Catherine Sohon leaves South Africa and
drives to a remote outpost in northeast Namibia, where she
plans to face off against the shadowy forces of corruption
and relentless human greed in the fight against elephant
poaching. Undercover as a census pilot tracking the local
elephant population, she’ll really be collecting evidence
the ruthless ivory traffickers.
But before she even reaches her destination, Catherine
stumbles onto a scene of horrifying carnage: three people
shot dead in their car, and a fourth nearby—with his brain
removed. The slaughter appears to be the handiwork of a
Zambian smuggler known as “the witchdoctor,” a figure
reviled by activists and poachers alike. Forced to play
with local officials, Catherine finds herself drawn to the
prickly but charismatic Jon Baggs, head of the Ministry of
Conservation, whose blustery exterior belies his deep
investment in the poaching wars.
Torn between her developing feelings and her unofficial
investigation, she takes to the air, only to be grounded
a vicious turf war between competing factions of a
black-market operation that reaches far beyond the borders
of Africa. With the mortality rate—both human and
animal—skyrocketing, Catherine races to intercept a
shipment. Now she’s flying blind, and a cunning killer is
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