Page-turners from Peter Riva
KIDNAPPED ON SAFARI
The next book in the Mbuno & Pero adventures in Africa - this time the team must rescue Mbuno's son and all hell breaks loose.
Film producer Pero thought he was taking a simple Berlin filming assignment. Suddenly he finds himself under orders from his part-time employers at the State Department and the CIA when he is handed a mysterious package. It’s an assignment he doesn’t want--a job contracted by mysterious patrons who are prepared to kill him if he doesn’t deliver.
Only a reality TV producer and an expert safari guide can stop a terrorist attack. 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.
In a massive spaceship destined for Alpha Centauri B, with a genesis crew including Zip the telepathic dog, his old friendly nemesis Cramer, and a computer being named Ra, Simon Bank emerges from a hundred-year coma and is hailed as an awakened hero. Stuck with unwanted responsibility, he is forced to try and solve the entire enigma of the universe—a small undertaking—before the spaceship, his friends, and all life on Earth are swatted out of existence by super beings he has accidentally awakened.
All life on earth is about to be terminated by an entity as old as the galaxy itself. To make matters worse, Simon has broken everything already.
In a future world that is run by computer systems and that is without want, how can a man find his role? Then, if the very computers he works on to try to make them more human suddenly try to kill him, revealing a secret so vast that it affects every living soul on the planet, can that man somehow be a hero?
I was a pure math major at college but later went to UCLA Film School and then to the BBC as an Apprentice. I was the creator and producer of over 78 hours of primetime wildlife television, spent a ton of time in East Africa and parts of North and Central Africa, co-founded a film history museum, and was the program manager for the first global circum-navigation atmospheric flight (Voyager; 1986).
My daytime job for more than forty years has been as a literary agent. Born and raised in New York City, London, and Switzerland, I moved some years ago and love where I live now best of all: Gila, New Mexico.
I have worked for more than thirty years with the leaders in aerospace and space exploration as well as environmental causes with the UN, USA and USSR. I also helped manage and create several international historic events (the memorabilia of which are on permanent display in national institutions in America, Germany, and France as well as touring internationally).
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