For the last decade a war has been waged across the national parks and game reserves of Africa. A bloody conflict that that has resulted in the slaughter of thousands of majestic black rhinos. Driven by Asian demand poachers have pushed the species to the brink of extinction… and they have no intention of stopping.
Ill-equipped, poorly-resourced park rangers are all that stand between these noble animals and total annihilation.
With the PRIMAL team on hiatus Bishop and Saneh take a much needed rest at a national park in Zambia. But, before long their paths cross with ruthless poachers and tragedy strikes. Consumed by rage Bishop sets out on a renegade mission that tests his limits and ultimately his very will to fight.
I won’t lie, I’m just like every other guy on the planet. I love action movies, first person shooters, fast cars, technology, guns, cool kit and of course beautiful women. I grew up with Dirk Pitt, Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, Doom, Wolfenstein, Commando Comics, James Bond, Rambo, The Predator and more. As a young man I have embraced Counter Strike, Half-life, The Bourne Series, Top Gear, Call of Duty the list goes on and on. Coupled with my military experience this seething mass of adrenalin-fueled testosterone has evolved into PRIMAL.
Silkstone is a good writer who spins some pretty amazing tales and this is another one. I find how he required the phones to be off before closing the jets door interesting in that it is something we accept from commercial flying ,yet really has no basis especially in a private jet. Bishops character is a little over the top, but Jack has him always being the one getting them involved in something else. Very enjoyable read. 5
Another good story, like how each character gets some me time so we can gain a connection. Plenty of action and change to keep my interest. Would love to see more use of intel staff by the field units, integrate more tech. This book did build on that theme.
Book 8 is another action packed PRIMAL novel that reads and ends way too fast. As with the development of Bish and Mirza, I find myself wanting to know more and more about Kruger and his hound Princess. What a great team. I loved the fight scene with Kruger and the Afrikaaner (that whole scene seemed to play out way too fast), and I would love to see Toppie make some more appearances. Last but not least, thank you for shining some more light on the illegal poaching of some truly amazing animals. Well done. Action packed and relevant with the times as always.