The idea of making a fake rhino horn is being attempted, but, at the time in which this book is set, it was a pipe dream. The procurement of a real rhino horn and a sample of blood was/is necessary for DNA synthesis. The chase across Central Africa is an integral part of the story. Interpol are always one step behind. There is a huge demand for rhino horn (and elephant ivory) in the Middle and Far East due to the misconception that the horn has aphrodisiac and medicinal properties. All the characters are fictional, though some may bear a passing likeness to friends in Europe, Africa and the Far East.
|Publisher:||Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
R. David Rosin was born in Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, where he was educated at St George's College. His father was a surgeon and his mother the only woman MP who became leader of the opposition after Ian Smith's declaration of UDI. He studied medicine in England and worked as a ship's surgeon, travelling the world. During his postgraduate surgical training, he worked in Hong Kong and the USA before becoming a consultant surgeon in London. He has operated in more than twenty countries. Every year with his family, he visited his parents in Zimbabwe. He is passionate about the protection of animals in the wild.