Monday, April 13, 2015

Ivory Ghost by Caitlin O’Connell, Plus Give Away

From Goodreads:

Ivory Ghosts: A Catherine Sohon Elephant Mystery


In a blockbuster debut thriller brimming with majestic wildlife, village politics, and international intrigue, a chilling quadruple homicide raises the stakes in the battle to save Africa’s elephants.

Still grieving over the tragic death of her fiancé, American wildlife biologist Catherine Sohon leaves South Africa and drives to a remote outpost in northeast Namibia, where she plans to face off against the shadowy forces of corruption and relentless human greed in the fight against elephant poaching. Undercover as a census pilot tracking the local elephant population, she’ll really be collecting evidence on the ruthless ivory traffickers.

But before she even reaches her destination, Catherine stumbles onto a scene of horrifying carnage: three people shot dead in their car, and a fourth nearby—with his brain removed. The slaughter appears to be the handiwork of a Zambian smuggler known as “the witchdoctor,” a figure reviled by activists and poachers alike. Forced to play nice with local officials, Catherine finds herself drawn to the prickly but charismatic Jon Baggs, head of the Ministry of Conservation, whose blustery exterior belies his deep investment in the poaching wars.

Torn between her developing feelings and her unofficial investigation, she takes to the air, only to be grounded by a vicious turf war between competing factions of a black-market operation that reaches far beyond the borders of Africa. With the mortality rate—both human and animal—skyrocketing, Catherine races to intercept a valuable shipment. Now she’s flying blind, and a cunning killer is on the move.
ebook, 240 pages
Published April 7th 2015 by Alibi
My Review:
Copy received for an honest review
Ivory Ghost was a very  interesting read. The author provided beautiful and very vivid descriptions of Africa. This was my first time reading Caitlin O'Connell so I was not sure what to expect.  Catherine Sohon was a great a heroine.  When she finds her life Catherine Sohon  was a great heroine. I was sad to see the problems she faced but it was exciting to see her start a new life. When Caitlin stumbles into a horrifying situation she has to uncover murders and at the same time fight for her life.

Overall,  this was a exciting book with a whirlwind of adventure and tension. The story was engaging from the beginning. I was interested in the story and wanted to see how the author would resolve the murder. I also wanted to read about Catherine and see how she would evolve with the story. /?

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