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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Lost In Tanganyika

In 1862, William and Elizabeth Darmon escape from Zanzibar, crossing hostile territory to Lake Victoria. Pursued by ruthless slavers, they flee to Niam Niam country in Darkest Africa. There, William is forced on a desperate mission to save his wife from cannibals. Upon his return, he discovers evidence that she has been sold as a slave to the Arab Rashid family in Hayil across the Red Sea. His chase ends in a disaster beyond imagination, with redemption dependent upon solving Emir Talal's demise.

Lost In Tanganyika (Adventure)
By Thomas Thorpe
Black Rose Writing
ISBN #978-161296464
Price $16.95
224 Pages
Rating 5-Stars

An African Adventure.”

Lieutenant Colonel Hamerton puts a British couple, William and Elizabeth Darmon on House Arrest after they unknowingly commit an offense against local customs in East Africa. Forced into imprisonment for a year, they seek a way to escape and reach the Nile River returning them to Egypt, and then back home. With their guards missing, and the heavy rains causing flooding, they attempt a trip by boat via the river, but the boat is destroyed and they are left afoot, and must travel across an unfriendly land. Their journey through Tanganyika is a hazardous one, and filled with danger and loss before it’s all over.

This is historical Africa in the 1860s. They will be faced with slavery, separation, cannibalism, and warring tribes, while the land itself offers no sure protection. Africa is still untamed, and civilization far away. It will take all they have to survive, even with the help of their new friend, Nyayoo.

I believe this is an on-going series, but LOST IN TANGANYIKA can be read as a stand-alone adventure. Although sometimes reading like a travelogue and descriptive encyclopedia entry of Africa, I found the story quite readable, with excitement, suspense, and enough thrills to keep me turning the pages. Highly recommended for adventure lovers.

Tom Johnson


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