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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.

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780857981646

    February 3, 2014

    Bantam Australia

    368 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • EBook

    9780857981653

    February 3, 2014

    Random House Australia

    400 pages

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