Rory Johnston traveled to some of Africa's most remote regions as a child on safari with his parents. He grew up in the safari business and led expeditions throughout the remote countryside, nurturing his passion for adventure.
That passion is evident in his writing, as Johnston pens books like Katambora Rising, the second in a series of novels centered on protagonist Colin Somerset. While fictional, it depicts the real-life tragedy of ivory and rhino horn poaching that threatens the extinction of Africa's prized animals.
Katambora Rising continues the story of Colin's dedication to the Zambezi River valley and its BaTonga people. Despite a grenade attack that nearly destroyed his Katambora Safari Ranch, he remains steadfast in his determination to change his family's business from hunting to photographic safaris.
Colin is looking forward to his upcoming wedding, but little does he know that danger is lurking. The local military struck a deal for arms in return for ivory-lots of it. The area is now being patrolled by the Selous Scouts, an exclusive fighting force whose newest member Colin knows. It's Justin Charimba, the same man jailed for nearly destroying Colin's ranch-and he's back for revenge.
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About the Author
Rory Johnston's earliest memories are of traveling on safari in Africa with his parents. He's gone from exploring some of Africa's most remote regions as a child to planning and leading his own expeditions as an adult. It's fueled his passion for adventure and exploration and fostered a deep respect for nature.
Johnston weaves his knowledge of Africa and his passion for its wildlife and people into his novels of love and personal relationships. His other books include Growing Up in Africa, A Major Hoodwink, and The Sands of Katambora, as well as It Happened at Squeedunc Plantation, which he wrote with his wife, Virginia Doyle. They live in Houston, Texas, but still travel to Africa several times a year.