It is 1874 and Victorian England is deeply embroiled in a battle with Arab slave traders in Sudan. After the head of the expedition rescues a beautiful Sudanese woman, they fall in love and have a daughter. But when her parents are brutally murdered, the daughter is sold into slavery. Syrah is a stunning African beauty now relentlessly pursued by Arab warlords determined to possess her body and soul.
Kip McDuran is a Scotsman who has learned to survive with his wits and fists in the whaling village of Monterey. After overcoming great odds to attain a notable military career, Kip has now carried out several dangerous assignments. Winston Churchill is also learning life’s lessons the hard way. Using his brilliant intellect and fearless nature, he is determined to reach fame, glory, and ultimately, the office of Prime Minister. He has no idea that his famous father, Randolph, has engaged in a game of political intrigue that now has placed Winston’s life in grave danger. As a web of deceit and violence grows, Kip, Winston and Syrah are thrown together in a bloody battle in Africa where fate will decide their futures.
In this epic adventure inspired by true events, three very different human beings struggle with the collision of technology and religion during the Victorian Era.
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About the Author
Brock Walker spent a great deal of his childhood in Africa. His father was a diplomat posted to Libya, the Ivory Coast and Ethiopia. Brock studied creative writing at the George Washington University and graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Maryland. After college, Brock was commissioned as a navigator in the USAF. While in the military, Brock earned his law degree from the McGeorge School of Law. He left active duty to become a homicide prosecutor in California while also serving as a Staff Judge Advocate in the USAF Reserve. Brock is a decorated combat veteran who volunteered for a tour of duty in Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and the Horn of Africa. Brock is married to Teresa Walker. They have four children between them. He is also a volunteer firefighter and scuba instructor.