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  • Published: 3 February 2014
  • ISBN: 9780857981646
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $32.99
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A Savage Garden




A Savage Garden is a powerful, thought-provoking and action-packed thriller set in the lawless wilds of the Congo.

A Savage Garden is a powerful, thought-provoking and action-packed thriller set in the lawless wilds of the Congo.

Jack Norton is an ex-Navy Seal who came to Africa to make a difference. Now he’s a jaded mercenary who hires himself out to the highest bidder, whether for good or evil, Red Cross or war lord.

However, when Jack agrees to fly some injured children to a hospital in the Congo, he has no idea that a year later the destiny of a whole country will rest on his shoulders.

For Jack is employed to protect a man named Papa Jim and his troop of rescued child soldiers. Papa Jim’s plan - to educate these boys abroad for a future ‘intelligent revolution’ – offers hope, yet is funded by a secret diamond mine. And Papa Jim’s enemies won’t stop until they get their hands on those blood diamonds ...

With the help of his old friend, former British Army Captain Mark Wilkinson, Jack embarks on an odyssey across Africa on a helter-skelter quest to save the boys, a broken country … and perhaps himself.

  • Pub date: 3 February 2014
  • ISBN: 9780857981646
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

Chris Muir

Chris Muir has worked in the advertising industry for 36 years and has won many creative awards. He currently owns and runs the advertising agency, Smoke Signals.

He has travelled widely; trekked the Kokoda Track, been kidnapped by orang-utans in Borneo, driven herds of brumbies across the Australian Alps and lived in New York, London and Singapore.

But it was Africa that stole his heart. Since his first trip in 1994 to experience his ‘Gorillas in the Mist’ moment in Rwanda, he has gone back many times to continue the adventure and his love affair with this amazing continent and its even more amazing people.

Chris has lived with the Massai in Tanzania, spent months on end in the Congo, lived with gorillas on the top of mountains, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in the winter, seen the worst of humanity in the prelude to the Rwandan genocide, canoed down the Zambezi River, hot air ballooned across the Serengeti, sailed a dhow across Lake Victoria...and been held at gunpoint more times than he cares to consider...But even with that, Africa continues to lure him back.

Chris lives in Sydney and has two boys. He regularly competes in long distance endurance races (because he’s slightly mad) and likes to cook for friends, but mostly you’ll find him clanking away at a keyboard writing his next novel.


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