An electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she’ll go to protect him.
On Sale: July 25, 2017
Hardcover / e-Book
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Thriller | Suspense
The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son
soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy,
and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees
as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes
before closing time sends her sprinting back into the
zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours—
the entire scope of the novel—she keeps on running.
Joan’s intimate knowledge of her son and of the zoo
itself—the hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits,
the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack
machines—is all that keeps them a step ahead of danger.
A masterful thrill ride and an exploration of motherhood
itself—from its tender moments of grace to its savage
power—Fierce Kingdom asks where the boundary is between
our animal instinct to survive and our human duty to
protect one another. For whom should a mother risk her
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