Alexa Williams is about to become one of the hunted.
Alexa is doing lion research on the Okavango Delta with her boyfriend Reese. Botswana protects its wildlife with strict policies and an entire army deployed to combat poaching, so Alexa and Reese are shocked when poachers wipe out an entire herd of elephants. At the site of the mass slaughter near their lion project, they promise authorities that they’ll watch for suspicious activity as they travel the Delta.
When the country’s strict wildlife conservation policies come under debate in the capital, tensions flare and Alexa begins to suspect the ongoing poaching incidents may be about even more than the illicit ivory trade. Especially when a close friend dies when caught in the crossfire.
After an alarming series of near escapes, gunmen attack the safari camp where she and Reese are staying, and Alexa must brave wild animals and the dangerous labyrinth of Delta channels in a desperate attempt to save the hostages, including the man she loves.
Page Count: 252
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Publish Date: February 16, 2021
Imprint: Milford House
Genre: Mystery / Thriller / Suspense
"Dead on the Delta hits all the expected beats of a good suspense thriller. Readers of the genre will be satisfied with the level of pay-off in the conclusion and appreciate the insight which pulls back the curtain on bureaucracy. Suspense and thriller fiction fans have plenty to look forward to with Dead on the Delta." -- Steph Huddleston, Independent Book Review
"Dead on the Delta is a fascinating book that will transport readers to the safaris of the Okavango Delta in Botswana...The plot of the story was well done and even had a bit of romance and a love triangle in it. This book was full of action, adventure, politics, and, of course, animals." -- Kristi Elizabeth, Manhattan Book Review
"Sherry Knowlton’s Dead on the Delta is an incredible safari ride from the comfort of your favorite armchair. Knowlton’s vivid descriptions enable you to see and hear Africa and experience both the beauty and danger of the wild places where elephants and lions roam. The novel is a lovely balance between the author’s wish to highlight important social issues, such as animal conservation, sex trafficking, and HIV/AIDS, with an intriguing plot that is a thriller, detective story, and romance all rolled into one. The reader will have no doubt that Knowlton has done her research. Africa, with its human and animal predators, is the central character in the book." -- Carolyn Kleinman, author of Love, Faith, and the Dented Bullet