'You can smell the dust of Africa, feel her pain, and marvel at her incredible beauty in this sprawling tale.' - TONY PARK, author of The Delta and Ivory.
History has already been written that women rarely last the distance in rural Africa, will Ashley beat the odds?
Scott Decker and Zol Ndhlovu are partners in a private game ranch in Zimbabwe. They have a friendship borne from Africa - a brotherhood that endures the generation gap - and crosses the colour barrier.
Australian Ashley Twine is a thirty-something dynamic achiever and a confident businesswoman. When a gender mix-up secures her a position on a volunteer program in the Hwange National Park, Ashley gets a chance to take stock of her life and reassess her situation. But the chauvinistic Scott - who runs the operation - is adamant she isn't cut out for the job.
After Ashley witnesses firsthand the devastation left behind by poachers, Scott finds himself torn between wanting to protect Ashley or force her to leave Africa for her own safety...and his sanity. However, nothing can prepare her for being ambushed and held captive by the psychopathic Rodney - an old enemy of Zol's - from a war fought years ago. But now that their world has been threatened, circumstances take hold of their lives and begin to shape and change them forever.
Set against a magnificent backdrop of Africa across the decades, T.M. Clark explores and challenges the traditions between the white and black families of rural Africa.