A heart-in-the-mouth and utterly addictive adventure thriller from a phenomenal debut Australian talent.
UN surgeon Rachel Forester is posted at a remote medical clinic deep in the jungle of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. With violence escalating in the region, Dr Forester risks her life by remaining to tend an injured child while the rest of her team evacuates. On the cusp of her final desperate chance to leave, a soldier is carried into the camp by three other members of his unit, his condition so critical, his airlift must take priority over hers.
With no help coming, and in the path of warring militias, this small unit must flee through the heart of the jungle to reach the safety of the province capital. But in the dark wilderness lies a strangling web of crime and corruption. As they get deeper, they discover a sinister mining operation and stolen children with evidence indicating shadowy ties to the UN. But aren't those the people Dr Forester works for? The only people who know she's still lost out there? And now, the people who want her dead?
The further they delve, the more the web closes around them. Will they make it out alive?
'A stunning debut from author Bronwyn Hall. This fast-paced, tension-fuelled ride into the darkest recesses of the Congo will keep you firmly on the edge of your seat even as you laugh and cry and fall in love with the characters. Take a breath and strap in, because you won't put this down until the final page.' - SARAH BARRIE, Australian author of UNFORGIVEN