Deemed "the Indiana Jones of conservation"
by Britain's Guardian
, Lawrence Anthony rescued and cared for all kinds of wildlife on his South African nature reserve. So, when he learned that the northern white rhino—whose coveted horn made it a lucrative target for poachers—was on the verge of extinction, Anthony was determined to help save the rare subspecies. Thus began his extraordinary endeavor into the jungle of northern Congo, a warravaged area home to both a handful of white rhinos (the last of their kind) and central Africa's infamous Lord's Resistance Army. This utterly mesmerizing memoir is rife with heartfelt personal anecdotes and unbelievable tales of high-stakes adventure, as this compassionate and dedicated man risks his life to save the rhinos, along the way serving as a mediator in a decades-long war. Incredible! (AG)