Review: Katambora Sunset



In the 1980s, an era of political turmoil sweeps over Africa, offering opportunity for those who can move with the flow—not always for the better. Among those taking advantage of shifting political alliances are international rhino poachers who begin the rapid eradication of one of Africa’s most magnificent animals for their horns, much sought-after ingredients in Chinese and Vietnamese medicine.

Colin and Annika Somerset manage a photo safari operation on behalf of the local BaTonga people in the remote Zambezi valley. The two have dedicated their lives to wildlife conservation, especially rhinos.

Threatening Colin and Annika’s happiness—and very lives—is Justin Charimba, an old enemy who has his own life ambition: the utter destruction of the Somersets.

Now a member of Zimbabwe’s dreaded 5th Brigade, Charimba exerts his influence over a large swath of land, including the Somerset’s Katambora Safari Ranch. He’s ready to move against Colin and Annika, and if he happens to profit from the deaths of their beloved rhinos, well, that makes revenge all the sweeter.

A rousing Southern African adventure novel reminiscent of Wilbur Smith’s early works, Katambora Sunset brings Rory Johnston’s Katambora trilogy to an exciting close.

Rating: 5 stars


WOW! Katambora Sunset by Rory Johnston is brilliantly stunning. Readers will love this adventure story. A novel that speaks out about poachers and the endangered wildlife. This book set’s readers back in time and on the African continent. It is here, that one couple has dedicated their lives to ensure the wildlife is safe…especially the endangered Rhinos. Poachers are killing them just for their horns. Beautiful harmless animals …killed for their horns to be used for the Chinese and Japanese markets…all for their special medicines.

Rory Johnston brings readers to Africa. The culture and way of life experienced on every page as readers are intrigued by the fast plot is remarkable. One that keeps readers in suspense. Can one couple defeat their enemy by keeping the Rhinos safe or will they all be slaughtered? This story shows readers a sad, realistic and cruel world that we live in…it remind me of another animal killed just for their fins and another animal just for its eggs…Humans can be the world’s worst enemy…not all humans are bad…some are very good…like the Somersets. I loved this powerful read…it will knock readers off their feet and send them deep into the hot wilderness battling to save the Rhinos from being extinct…Overall, I highly recommend Katambora Sunset to readers everywhere.

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