Wrong Place, Wrong Time ~ Murder On Safari by Peter Riva ~ Review and Giveaway

Posted: November 12, 2015 in Blog Tour, giveaways, reviews, thriller
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Murder On Safari

by Peter Riva

Murder on Safari


My Review

Pero Baltazar, a film producer, arrives in East Africa, along with his crew, to film a nature show about vultures and giant crocodiles.

Upon their arrival they are met by Mbuno, a top rate safari guide and someone Pero has worked with numerous times.

The plan is for a crew member to fly with the vultures in his hang glider. It’ll be spectacular. Filming goes great. But the crew member never lands at the rendevous spot.

Pero discovers his body, riddled with bullets. He allows the scavengers to mutilate the body so that it will look like an accidental death. This way, the family can collect the insurance money, and whoever killed his crew member won’t know their identities.

The show must go on, so Pero takes the hang glider up for some final shots. He sees an encampment below. They are probably the terrorists who killed his crew member.

If he can see them, they can’t miss him, hanging in the sky like a giant raptor. He rushes to land and the crew load up and get out fast. The plan is to go to the next location, filming crocodiles. Perhaps if they look like they are continuing on their schedule, the terrorists won’t pursue them.

It seemed like a good plan.

The author’s descriptions of Africa are riveting. I’ve always wanted to visit, and hope to do so someday.

The multitude of characters keep you entertained, the plot is intriguing and believable, and the suspense builds, keeping you flipping the pages for the final outcome.

This is my first book by Peter Riva and I’ll be reading more.

4 Stars



Only a reality TV producer and an expert safari guide can stop a terrorist attack.

Every adventure starts at the fringes of civilization. For expert safari guide Mbuno and wildlife television producer Pero Baltazar, filming in the wild of East Africa should have been a return to the adventure they always loved. This time they’d be filming soaring vultures in northern Kenya and giant sea crocodiles in Tanzania with Mary, the daughter of the world’s top television evangelist, the very reverend Jimmy Threte.

But when a terrorist cell places them in the crosshairs, there is suddenly no escape and they must put their filming aside and combine all their talents to thwart an all-out al-Shabaab terrorist attack on Jimmy Threte’s Christian gathering of hundreds of thousands in Nairobi, Kenya.

Buy the book:     Amazon    Barnes & Noble     Chapters/Indigo

Author’s Bio:

Peter Riva

Peter Riva spent many months over thirty years in Africa, many of them with the legendary guides for East African white hunters and adventurers. He created a TV series (seventy-eight 1-hour episodes) in 1995 called WildThings for Paramount TV. Passing on the fables, true tales and insider knowledge of these last reserves of true wildlife is a passion.

Connect with the author:     Website  ~   Twitter  ~   Facebook


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  1. This sounds like an interesting thriller. It’s going on the list. :)

  2. Peggy says:

    I’d like to win this book because I think it sounds like one that not only I’d like but several of my children would too and we would be able to share the print copy between ourselves and our friends.

  3. I love books that are written so well the scenery comes alive and a little mystery never hurts.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  4. kayekillgore says:

    It sounds like a very interesting thriller and with an exotic location

  5. collenga says:

    This sounds like a very exciting book… I love mystery and suspense. Thanks for the chance

  6. I would love to win this because it sounds like a great read and I love thrillers!!!

  7. Betty W says:

    This sounds like a great read, thank you!

  8. Linda Trinklein says:

    I tweeted 11/26 but I dont think it left the link in the entry form!

    Thank you- I think it sounds GREAT