A thrilling adventure and a poignant exploration of grief, family and identity, set against the upheavals of twenty-first century Kenya. Amid the violence of Kenya's upcoming presidential elections, Joshua Otieng is caught between the brutal realities of life in the slum and his dream of a return to the glories of his ancestral past. Mayasa is a young woman he believes could share his dreams, but the tide of tribal conflict is too strong to resist. Journalist Mark Riley travels to East Africa to find a missing orphan, and to escape the pain of his past. two women - feisty anthropologist Charlotte Manning and beautiful, mysterious Kazlana Ramanova - rekindle his interest in the world. On a journey to the Serengeti, they each discover that there is more to fear than just the wildlife ...'Coates creates an enthralling, multi-layered tale' - GOOD READING 'A powerful novel' - ILLAWARRA MERCURY
Frank Coates was born in Melbourne and for many years worked as a telecommunications engineer in Australia and overseas. In 1989 he was appointed as UN technical specialist in Nairobi, Kenya, and spent nearly four years working, travelling and researching in Africa. Frank now lives in Sydney. This is his fifth novel.