Murder on Safari: A Thriller by Peter RivaMurder on Safari: A Thriller by Peter Riva

Murder on Safari: A Thriller

byPeter Riva

Paperback | April 28, 2015

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Only a reality TV producer and an expert safari guide can stop a terrorist attack.

Every adventure starts at the fringes of civilization. For expert safari guide Mbuno and wildlife television producer Pero Baltazar, filming in the wild of East Africa should have been a return to the adventure they always loved. This time they’d be filming soaring vultures in northern Kenya and giant sea crocodiles in Tanzania with Mary, the daughter of the world’s top television evangelist, the very reverend Jimmy Threte.

But when a terrorist cell places them in the crosshairs, there is suddenly no escape and they must put their filming aside and combine all their talents to thwart an all-out al-Shabaab terrorist attack on Jimmy Threte’s Christian gathering of hundreds of thousands in Nairobi, Kenya.

The problem is, Pero has a secret—he's been working as a clandestine courier for the US State Department for years. If anyone finds out, it may get them all killed. Exciting and expertly plotted, Murder on Safari is a gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller set in the great wide-open plains of East Africa.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Peter Riva spent many months over thirty years in Africa, many of them with the legendary guides for East African white hunters and adventurers. He created a TV series (seventy-eight 1-hour episodes) in 1995 called WildThings for Paramount TV. Passing on the fables, true tales and insider knowledge of these last reserves of true wild...
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Title:Murder on Safari: A ThrillerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:April 28, 2015Publisher:Yucca PublishingLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Plot, but the Profanity Was Uncomfortable for me I really enjoy thrillers and this book definitely fell into that category with an on-the-edge-of-your-seat plot. I also have a love for Africa, so the title of the book drew me in. A TV crew, filming in the African safari, unexpectedly becomes involved in terrorist activity. While shooting a paragliding scene, they inadvertently stumble upon a secret camp visible only from the air. This puts them in immediate danger. The thrill continues as they race across Africa attempting to flee from their pursuers and hoping the threat is diminished. Freak accidents continue to occur, although it is to be determined whether these are coincidental or intentional. Can they escape with the crew's lives intact? The excitement and adventure in this book were great. And if I reviewed the book solely based on the author's talent in writing and ability I think I would gladly give the book minimum of four stars. Personally though, I struggled to get through this book because it contained a lot of profanity. And not just common swear words but taking the Lord's name in vain, which as a Christian is very disturbing to me. Usually as a reviewer I stick mostly to Christian genre because that keeps me within my comfort zone. This time I stepped out a bit. So, I am not going to reduce the number of stars I am giving this book, but I am going to say this, if you are uncomfortable reading a book with a lot of language in it, this book is not for you. If you enjoy thrillers and that doesn't bother you, you will probably enjoy this one. This author certainly has a talent and experience for writing daring escapades. I received this book from ireadsbooktours in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Date published: 2016-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Murder on Safari Riva’s intricate descriptions bring East Africa to life in a very vivid manner. It creates the perfect backdrop for this story. He combines the adventure of experiencing the area with the suspense of the terrorist plot unfolding amidst the characters. I enjoyed the way that the plot did unfold. It was as if everything was culminating in a slow boil. The slow development allowed the suspense to simmer throughout. The characters that Riva has created definitely did the story justice. The individuals were well developed, highlighting the cultural differences while having a personality all of their own. I enjoyed getting to know them, becoming wrapped up in their lives and their plights. As a whole, this was a remarkably suspenseful novel that kept me on my toes. I loved travelling across the world through Riva’s words. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2015-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Murder on Safari Riva’s intricate descriptions bring East Africa to life in a very vivid manner. It creates the perfect backdrop for this story. He combines the adventure of experiencing the area with the suspense of the terrorist plot unfolding amidst the characters. I enjoyed the way that the plot did unfold. It was as if everything was culminating in a slow boil. The slow development allowed the suspense to simmer throughout. The characters that Riva has created definitely did the story justice. The individuals were well developed, highlighting the cultural differences while having a personality all of their own. I enjoyed getting to know them, becoming wrapped up in their lives and their plights. As a whole, this was a remarkably suspenseful novel that kept me on my toes. I loved travelling across the world through Riva’s words. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2015-10-25

Editorial Reviews

“A gripping tale! Here is the East Africa I know so well after 40 years of filming there.” —Bertram van Munster, Co-Creator & Producer, The Amazing Race on CBS TV“A fast-paced thriller filled with action, and great suspense . . . loaded with twists and turns that will leave you guessing . . . you will not want to put this book down.” —Vic's Media Room"An exciting thriller that engages. I rate Murder On Safari 4 out of 5 stars." —Create With Joy Blog“If you're looking for an intelligent thriller, one that will take you through the dusty, dangerous dirt roads of Africa as a TV filming crew fight to stay alive and stop a terrorist plot, then you must read Murder on Safari. Author Peter Riva introduces his readers to the real Africa, from his legendary guide in East Africa, Mbuno of Liangulu to the joys of filming wildlife. I was enthralled as I read this novel. I highly recommend this thriller series.” —Library of Clean Reads Blog“. . . gets you hooked from the very first pages. . . . This story has it all—mystery, suspense, and a beautiful location. I give this book a 5/5.” —3 Partners In Shopping Blog“Full of thrills . . . left me hooked on turning those pages until I reached the end of the book.” —Olivia’s Catastrophe