From James W. Hall, the highly acclaimed best-selling author of Hard Aground, Mean High Tide
, and Bones Of Coral
, comes a stunning and superbly rendered new thriller in which the most deadly animals in the jungle are the ones that kill for money. With one poacher's bullet, a young woman's life is tragically, brutally taken--and her mother's is shattered forever. Thus begins Gone Wild
, James W. Hall's electrifying new novel, which penetrates the lush, sultry jungles of Africa and Malaysia to explore the mercenary slaughter of animals-and to expose the savagery and humanity in us all. Gone Wild
brings back Thorn, the haunting, quixotic hero last seen in the best-seller Mean High Tide
. And in a novel filled with the author's signatures exotic locales, vise-tightening suspense, steamy sexuality, hypnotic prose--Hall introduces a bold new element: one of the toughest, most complex female characters in modern fiction. Allison Farleigh's desperate struggle to save the endangered orangutans from poachers--and to uncover the truth about her daughter's murder--give the novel its passion and its fire. And the shocking international conspiracy she exposes in the process gives Gone Wild
its relentless, heart-pounding tension. A mesmerizing journey into the heart of darkness, Gone Wild
is one of those rare thrillers that not only makes you sweat--it makes you think.From the Hardcover edition.