Kidnapped on Safari

A truly thrilling adventure set in the heart of East Africa

About The Book

The third book in the Mbuno & Pero series pulls terror from headlines to create a gripping international thriller for readers of John le Carré, Daniel Silva, and Iris Johansen.

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.

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” A truly thrilling adventure set in the heart of East Africa “

Amazon reviewer

” KIDNAPPED ON SAFARI, by Peter Riva, is an intrigue-filled, run-for-your-life dash through the exotic landscapes of Kenya and Tanzania. “

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About the Author

“If you’re in the mood for a sci-fi tale or thriller series to add to your summer reading pile, Peter Riva has got you covered. — Riva now lives in New Mexico, writes a regular weekly column for us that discusses every topic imaginable. — Riva’s impressive career has provided him with plenty of inspiration for his novels, which he writes as a form of relaxation.” — The Lakeville Journal and The Millerton NewsI was a pure math major at college but later went to UCLA Film School and then to the BBC as an Apprentice. I was the creator and producer of over 78 hours of primetime wildlife television, spent a ton of time in East Africa and parts of North and Central Africa, co-founded a film history museum, and was the program manager for the first global circum-navigation atmospheric flight (Voyager; 1986). I have worked for more than thirty years with the leaders in aerospace and space exploration as well as environmental causes with the UN, USA and USSR. I also helped manage and create several international historic events (the memorabilia of which are on permanent display in national institutions in America, Germany, and France as well as touring internationally). Born and raised in New York City, London, and Switzerland, I moved some years ago and love where I live now best of all: Gila, New Mexico.

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