Jenny Willson finds more than she bargains for when she travels to Namibia to save local wildlife from poachers.
Parks Canada warden Jenny Willson has left Canada to join an American colleague on a secondment to assist Namibian authorities trying to stem the loss of the country’s rhinos to illegal hunting. But the plan takes a dramatic turn when Willson finds herself in the crosshairs of a conspiracy involving wildlife poachers backed by a shadowy network of international buyers prepared to eliminate any obstacles in their way, including Willson and her new team.
While the Namibian assignment allows Willson to sidestep personal and professional questions that remain unanswered back home, she quickly recognizes that her decision to leave the Canadian Rockies could have deadly ramifications.
Dave Butler is an author, photographer, forester, biologist, and a Royal Canadian Geographical Society Fellow. His first Jenny Willson Mystery, Full Curl, won the Arthur Ellis Best First Crime Novel Award. He lives in Cranbrook, B.C.
Dave Butler takes it up a more than a couple notches with this exceptionally suspenseful and well-researched mystery tale that sees Jenny Willson back in action this time alongside a stellar team of colleagues in Namibia working to save one of the last populations of truly wild black rhinos. In Rhino We Trust is a testament not only to Namibia’s unconventional collaborative efforts to combat rhino poaching — which includes numerous female champions — but also highlights the realities rangers face when confronted by the complex and creepy underworld of illegal wildlife trafficking.
Readers will want to see more of this appealing heroine.
Butler will pull you inside the world of anti-poaching and into the precarious edge of the Namibian wilderness. His descriptions of the landscape, the people who live there, the wildlife, the dust, the beauty, the politics and the heartbreak, make his latest book a winner and a must read for any wildlife enthusiast.
Butler’s strong debut shows a powerful heroine determined to bring a nasty but fully fleshed-out set of baddies to justice.
Butler’s writing keeps getting stronger...This is a very good entry in a series that one hopes will continue for many years.