The Last Savanna by Mike Bond, is part environmentalist saviour and part action thriller. It is an interesting mix of topics.
The story plays itself out in the broadness of Africa’s deserts, mountains and wilderness. Former SAS soldier Ian MacAdam is conscripted on a team hunting a group of elephant poachers. Along the way he discovers the poachers have kidnapped a long lost of his, adding a romantic element to the story.
The book highlights the problems of Africa, with a thirst to rape the land of natural resources, while an indigenous community fights for their own existence. An issue that will affect all of the world eventually.
The book was interesting to read, but not one I would re-read. As a novel, it had plenty of drama, and a few surprises. Bond has an interesting mix of modern day Africa, intertwined into the story line.
Heath writes reviews regularly for newspapers and magazines.