“ Author: Wilbur Smith / Format: Paperback / Date of publication: 04 March 2011 / Subcategory: Adventure General / Publisher: Pan Macmillan / Title: Elephant Song / ISBN 13: 9780330537193 / ISBN 10: 0330537193 / Alternative EAN: 9780330323260 „
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An absolutely tragic and compelling story of the greed and corruption of the poachers of Africa for the Ivory from these beautiful, intelligent and trusting animals.
Set in the Zimbabwe's Chiwewe National Park, at Long Vlei a heard of elephants are rounded up, the adults mercilessly shot one by one, leaving the babies running around not knowing what to do.
Naturalist Dr. Daniel Armstrong filmed the slaughter of the elephants and is sickened by what he has witnessed. In London anthropologist Kelly Kinnear is equally devastated at the fate of the elpehants in Africa. Together they enter into a heroic fight against the evil poachers, powerful business men and the go betweens who amass great power and wealth through the sale of Ivory, to save the elepehants and the place they call their home.
An absolutely brilliant book sharing realism and suspense I did not want to put it down!
From the peaks of Ethiopia's Mountains of the Moon and the deep forests where the Nile rises, to the teeming streets of Taiwan and London's city boardrooms, a man and woman fight against the forces of greed, evil and corruption to save a people and a habitat from extinction.