For years the Skukuza community had been clinging to the belief that their Utopia could not possibly be the last bastion of civilisation on the African continent. Now there was hope, in the form of a vapour trail in the morning sky. However, the hope soon turned to despair as a new threat became apparent. Man was the apex predator, the undisputed king of all mammals. But now, over the arid plains and through the desolate jungles of Africa, extinction was stalking not only mankind, but all things living. Man was about to pay the ultimate price for years of benevolence and humanitarian aid, which had run out decades ago... There is no circumventing the basic laws of nature - a fact that was about to become abundantly clear. 'The first ones who dared to cross were compelled to do so by pressure from the masses behind. None of them made it. From the flotsam rose a destructive force that had existed only in their genetic memory for generations. The folklore and superstitions of their ancestors had suddenly come to life. The destruction was complete and the retreat chaos.'
- Paperback | 270 pages
- 152 x 229 x 14mm | 363g
- 10 Aug 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Leon Mare
Leon Mare was born in South Africa and lived close to the Kruger National Park for most of his life. He was involved in extensive wildlife research, and spent all of his free time in the African wilderness. Dr. Mare has an intimate knowledge of the wilder side of Africa, which is reflected in most of his work. He has written several TV drama series, and produced a TV documentary on the indiscriminate killing of marlin during billfish competitions on the east coast of Africa. This resulted in a major paradigm shift to tagging and releasing these fish instead. He has published seven books on Amazon Kindle, the latest being book five in the Sam Jenkins Trilogy series. In 2013 Leon and his wife Monica returned to South Africa after ten years in the UK. They settled in the tiny village of Yzerfontein on the Cape West Coast, where he spends his days writing, fishing and bundu bashing with his best friend Mother Nature.