A NOVEL OF AFRICA
It is the penultimate decade of the 20th century, South Africa’s Apartheid government remains in power, unrest mounts, civil war continues to ravage Mozambique and the decimation of Africa’s wildlife continues. In KwaZulu, two game reserves are on the front line and provide a final refuge for some of Africa’s remaining big tuskers, the legendary Sihangwane Elephants.
The elephant, a bull christened uSathane (Satan) by the Zulu game scouts. Both a victim of the wildlife holocaust, and a killer, maddened by wounds and driven to destroy both elephants and men.
Mabhidleta, a survivor, the leader of a shadowy poaching gang. Shaped by decades of combat in a savage civil war where no quarter is expected or given.
Stuart Macpherson, soldier turned game ranger, and a handful of game scouts must stop the killing. Macpherson is drawn into all the era’s intrigues, witchcraft and violence. Driven by his beliefs and his own concept of duty and honour, Macpherson must fight to protect his family and end the terror.