A life-or-death stakes safari adventure from the acclaimed author of Origin and Vitro, which thoughtfully examines the unintended consequences of scientific experimentation. When an educational safari goes wrong, five teens find themselves stranded in the Kalahari Desert without a guide. lt's up to Sarah, the daughter of zoologists, to keep them alive and lead them to safety. But soon they encounter something even Sarah cannot believe: a silver lion, as though made of mercury, makes a vicious, unprovoked attack on the group. After a narrow escape, the group uncovers the chilling truth behind the lion's silver sheen: a Corpus-manufactured, if highly contagious and deadly virus that threatens to ravage the entire area and eliminate life as they know it.
A life-or-death stakes safari adventure from the acclaimed author of Origin and Vitro, which thoughtfully examines the unintended consequences of scientific experimentation.
A gripping adventure. --"Kirkus" ""Survivor" meets James Bond in this page-turning mix of realism and science fiction." "Voice of Youth Advocates" Enthralling and filled with suspense... --"School Library Journal ""Khoury builds a relentless plot and seeds the narrative with a deadly mystery that echoes themes of her first novel, "Origin"(2012).The science-fiction elements and setting evoke "Jurassic Park"'s themes of human meddling in nature, while touches of teen angst and love keep the book realistic and broaden the appeal."--"Booklist" "Khoury keeps the tension throughout with life-threatening moments and narrow escapes...a true adventure story in an unusual setting."--"School Library Connection Reviews" A blend of survival/adventure, sci-fi, and first love, KALAHARI is grounded in the resourceful courage of a girl raised in the African bush. Thrilling, unpredictable, irresistible . . . six teenagers in dire straits, and the suspense never lets up. Readers will flock to Jessica Khoury's masterful prose and storytelling. --Will Hobbs, award-winning author of "Far North "and "Never Say Die" "From the Hardcover edition.""
Jessica Khoury holds a BA in English from Toccoa Falls College. When not writing, she spends her time on the soccer pitch or traveling the world. She lives in Easley, South Carolina, with her husband and two dogs. Jessica is also the author of "Origin" and "Vitro." Follow her on Twitter @jkbibliophile. For more info, visit www.jessicakhoury.com "From the Hardcover edition."