Book Blurb

Evil is at play in a South African game reserve.

A poacher vanishes into thin air, defying logic, and baffling ace tracker Mia Greenaway.

Meanwhile Captain Sannie van Rensburg, still reeling from a personal tragedy, is investigating the disappearance of two young girls who locals fear have been abducted for use in sinister traditional medicine practices.

But poachers are also employing witchcraft, paying healers for potions they believe will make them invisible and bulletproof.

When a tourist goes missing, Mia and Sannie must work together to confront their own demons – which challenges everything they believe in – while following a bloody trail that seems to vanish at every turn.


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‘Is it mostly the grandmothers who care for the children here?’

Nomvula nodded. ‘Often, yes. Most of the mothers are away working. My daughter, Sibongile, Lilly’s mother, died three years ago. She was very sick with tuberculosis.’

‘I am sorry for your loss.’ Sannie wondered if Sibongile had been HIV positive as well. Often it was TB that caused death for people whose immune systems were low.

‘Does Lilly ever miss school?’

Nomvula shook her head, emphatically. ‘No, she is a good girl. Some of the children, ai, they grow up with not enough supervision and they get into trouble, but not my Lilly. She even has an award from the teacher for her attendance. I can go to my house and find it for you, show it to you so you can see and . . .’

Sannie reached out and put a hand on Nomvula’s shoulder as her body heaved beneath her touch, the fear threatening to overwhelm her. Sannie could not imagine how she would feel if one of her children went missing, but Nomvula seemed to be fearing the worst already. ‘How about Lilly’s father?’

Nomvula gave a flick of her head. ‘He works in a mine in North West province. I have left a message for him on his cell phone, but that one, he is no good. He has not seen Lilly for nearly eight years now.’

Which meant, Sannie calculated, that he’d left when Lilly was just five years old. This did not sound like a case of a parent kidnapping his own child.


 Tony Park is the author of 19 bestselling thriller novels set in Africa and six non fiction biographies.

Tony had worked as a reporter, a press secretary, a PR consultant and a freelance write, He also served 34  years in the Australian Army Reserve, including six months in Afghanistan in 2002.  

 Tony and his wife, Nicola, divide their time between Sydney and southern Africa, where they own a home on the border of the Kruger National Park. Tony’s 18th novel, Last Survivor went to number one in adult fiction in South Africa.

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