“Africa is widely known for its amazing animals, but it's her people that are the heart of its mysteries. Lost in Africa exposes a shadowy side of the Dark Continent.”
Darkside of Debonair: The Bushmeat Trade
(2003 Benjamin Franklin Award)
“Enthralling is the word that comes to mind. Whether it was holding your breath when the kidnapping took place, smiling at the love between this family of three or cheering on rescue efforts, the characters of this well-written effort will hold you in the palm of their hands. You’ll find yourself holding your breath more than once and driven to both extremes of laughter and tears.
Overall, this is a four “hankie” book. It once again proves that what might be lovely—in this case Africa—can also be deadly. As the author proclaims throughout the book, AWA (Africa wins again). Kudos for an electrifying journey into the soul of Africa.”
The plot of the story could have been taken straight from the headlines of today’s newspaper. It is told in a realistic format as the events unfold in a natural and realistic manner. Once the reader gets past the first twenty pages of the book, they will not want to put it down. Mr. Ford provides so many interesting facts about Africa and has woven them into the story in such a way that at no time did I feel that I was being lectured to or patronized. I truly feel that I have visited Africa and through the eyes of the characters understand the real Africa. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book outside of mystery/science fiction genre area that I have enjoyed as much as this book. I truly hope that the author’s future books are of the same quality as Lost in Africa.”
Round Table Reviews
Stuart Ford is a native of Great Britain. He lived in Australia for many years, and has traveled extensively around the world, including many trips to Africa, South Pacific, Asia and beyond. He now lives in Los Angeles in a multi-cultural household with an American wife and stepchild, two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, and an Australian Cockatiel.