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Brand new Wilbur Smith series for listeners of 10+ - starring14-year-old Jack Courtney.  

Jack Courtney has lived in the UK his whole life. But this summer his parents are travelling to the Democratic Republic of the Congo for a gorilla conference and they've promised to take Jack and his friends with them.

When his parents go missing in the rainforest, abducted by mercenaries, nobody seems to have any answers. Jack is pretty sure that it's got something to do with the nearby tantalum mines, but he needs to prove it. Along with Amelia and Xander, Jack must brave the jungle to save his parents. Standing in his way is a member of his own family - Caleb Courtney.

There are western gorillas, forest elephants and hippos. But there are also bandits, mercenaries and poachers. The three friends will need their wits about them if they are to save not only Jack's parents but their own lives too.

©2020 Wilbur Smith (P)2020 Bonnier Books UK

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A twist to Smith's normal African storytelling

Wilbur Smith brings us a new Courtney chapter brought to life by Toby Stephen's storytelling.

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This is not Smith, like a teenagers story.

just not Wilbur Smith,. like a racy teenagers book. too short for a Smith and not even his style. I learned nothing, and knew the ending as it started. looks like it is the end of the master. Goodbye Wilbur