It s a dangerous safari. The leader is a reckless, gung-ho, great white hunter who delights in leaping from the jeep with a hearty Come on, gang, let s see where this lion is going And a series of bizarre accidents quickly dwindles the group s numbers. Why was the guide s young spotter foolish enough to walk under a sausage fruit tree . . . just as one of the huge sausage fruits fell? How did the leaves of a poisonous plant wind up in a tourist s salad? Are these really accidents?
A stabbing tips the scale. It s murder, and the only policeman in a hundred miles is a park ranger (whose only murder case was that of an ivory poacher shot dead in plain sight).
It s up to Stanley to crack the case . . . if he can just avoid being eaten by a lion."