New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jamie Thornton returns with a coming-of-age novel steeped in violence and ambition in the wilderness of East Africa.
"A thrilling coming-of-age tale..." ~ Andrea Stewart, Writers of the Future 2013 Winner.
"This is a gripping story of culture clashes... a fascinating story." ~ Paul Little, Little Ebook Reviews.
LETHAL AMBITION A rare rhinoceros on the brink of extinction. A trophy hunter on the verge of bankruptcy. A young photographer desperate for fame.
Seventeen-year-old Lydia Gibb has no business setting foot in Tanzania, but a fluke opportunity provides a chance to leave her boring life, to capture beauty with her camera--to mean something. But nothing is what it seems, and Lydia becomes ensnared in the bloody, male-dominated world of showdown hunting. She uses her camera as a shield, but the horrors mount, and so do her feelings for Caleb, a rugged, earnest game officer on a mission of his own--until Lydia captures his sights.
Lydia's pictures surpass her wildest ambitions, but then fall into the wrong hands. Unless she and Caleb team up and race to take back the camera, her work will drive both her and a rare rhino into extinction.