The sound of a 'soft metallic click' like 'the sound of an automatic pistol being cocked' reaches the ears of Max Gordon one night as he is jogging the track around his school. A killer is waiting just a 'few minutes away.' Get the idea? Fifteen-year-old Max Gordon is about to be flung into a world of devious adults and desperate evasions. Word reaches him that his father, Tom Gordon, is missing and the clues that Max finds will draw him to Africa where the lovely pilot, Kallie and the intrepid bushman, !Koga will team with him to overcome Shaka Khang and his henchmen. Who is trustworthy and who is against him? Back at school, the valiant Sayid will be working his magic with technology to keep Max informed. But out in the bush, it's man against man and sometimes man versus lion. This is a great action adventure story with wonderful twists and turns mixed in with the realities of survival in the forbidding African land.