Dead on the Delta: An Alexa Williams Novel
Sherry Knowlton, 2021, Milford House Press
ISBN 9781620064337 $19.95 240 pages, Soft Cover (Consignment)
Alexa Williams is about to spend four months doing lion research in the African bush with her boyfriend Reese. She looks forward to witnessing the elemental life and death struggle of the wild, but she never imagines she’ll become one of the hunted on the remote Okavango Delta.
Botswana protects its wildlife with strict policies and an entire army deployed to combat poaching. So Alexa and Reese are shocked when poachers wipe out an entire herd of elephants. At the site of the mass slaughter near their lion project, they promise authorities that they’ll watch for suspicious activity as they travel the Delta.
When the country’s strict wildlife conservation policies come under debate in the capital, tensions flare and Alexa begins to suspect the ongoing poaching incidents may be about even more than the illicit ivory trade. Especially when a close friend dies when caught in the crossfire.
After an alarming series of near escapes, gunmen attach the safari camp where she and Reese are staying, and Alexa must brave wild animals and the dangerous labyrinth of Delta Channels in a desperate attempt to save the hostages, including the man she loves.