African Dawn

Macmillan Publishers Aus.
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A heart-racing thriller from the master of adventure

"a ripping yarn of adventure, romance and bloody conflict" Daily Telegraph

It's darkest before the dawn

Three families - the Bryants, the Quilter-Phippses and the Ngwenyas - share a history as complex and bloody as Zimbabwe itself.

Dedicated conservationists Paul and Philippa Bryant are struggling to save their farm and small herd of endangered black rhinos from seizure by corrupt government minister Emmerson Ngwenya. Twin brothers, ex-soldier Braedan and environmentalist Tate Quilter-Phipps join the fight.

But when the brothers fall in love with the same woman, Natalie Bryant, their rivalry threatens to put the lives of all involved at risk. And with Emmerson vowing to stop at nothing until he gets what he wants, a bloody showdown seems inevitable.

In the broken country that is Zimbabwe, only the strongest can survive.

"Tony Park has drawn on his deep love and respect of the untamed African continent to deliver this unmissable read." Daily Examiner

Fans of David Baldacci, Wilbur Smith and Ken Follett will love Tony Park.

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About a year ago, film started to circulate on YouTube® of a remarkable man named Kevin Richardson, an animal custodian in a South African animal park. The film showed Richardson in his day-to-day work, looking some of the world's most dangerous animals directly in the eye, crouching down at their level, playing with them and, sometimes, even kissing them on the nose--all without ever being attacked or injured. The films' popularity skyrocketed and Richardson became an international sensation. In "Part of the Pride", Kevin Richardson tells the story of his life and work, how he grew from a young boy who cared for so many animals that he was called "The Bird Man of Orange Grove" to an adolescent who ran wild and, finally, to a man who is able to cross the divide between humans and predators. As a self-taught animal behaviorist, Richardson has broken every safety rule known to humans when working with these wild animals. Flouting common misconceptions that breaking an animal's spirit with sticks and chains is the best way to subdue them, he uses love, understanding and trust to develop personal bonds with them. His unique method of getting to know their individual personalities, what makes each of them angry, happy, upset, or irritated—just like a mother understands a child—has caused them to accept him like one of their own into their fold. Like anyone else who truly loves animals, Richardson allows their own stories to share center stage as he tells readers about Napoleon and Tau, the two male lions he calls his "brothers"; the amazing Meg, a lioness Richardson taught to swim; the fierce Tsavo who savagely attacked him; and the heartbreaking little hyena called Homer who didn't live to see his first birthday. Richardson also chronicles his work on the feature film "The White Lion" and has a lot to say about the state of lion farming and hunting in South Africa today. In "Part of the Pride", Richardson, with novelist Tony Park, delves into the mind of the big cats and their world to show readers a different way of understanding the dangerous big cats of Africa.
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Publisher
Macmillan Publishers Aus.
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Published on
Aug 1, 2011
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Pages
528
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ISBN
9781742627809
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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This content is DRM protected.
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