Child of Africa
|Author:||T. M. Clark|
After his recent tour in Afghanistan, ex-British marine Joss Brennan faces a new life as a double amputee. All he wants is to be left alone to complete his rehabilitation and forget about his calling to be a frontline commando. Returning home to his safari lodge on the banks of Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe, he joins his old friend Chief Bongani in returning the lodge to its former glory and improving his people's lives.
Peta de Longe is a big game veterinarian and no stranger to hard decisions. Working in the messy political society that is Zimbabwe, she is engaged in a constant struggle to save the national parks, and their wildlife. When she nearly drives over Joss at the Beit Bridge, the reunion isn't joyous. Joss let down her dying sister eighteen months before. After she uncovers the terrible ordeal that kept him away, she discovers that Joss could be the key to the love she's been missing. Together with Chief Bongani, the ragtag family begin creating harmony for the Binga Safari area.
Too soon they discover that the power held by Chief Bongani's brother, Tichawana, a corrupt and vicious businessman with close ties to government, is dangerous and inescapable. When Tichawana makes a deadly play for Bongani's chieftainship, Joss must find the strength within to fight again. But to prevail is Joss going to need to let go of his dream to return to the front line? Is it perhaps people much closer to home who need a commando...'