Murder On Safari by Peter Riva – Book Review & Giveaway

Murder On Safari

Murder On Safari – Book Review

Have you ever had the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time? Do you wonder how you would respond if you ever found yourself in a life or death situation?

That’s the situation reality television producer Pero Balatazar faces when he travels to East Africa to reunite with old friend and expert safari guide Mbuno in Murder On Safari – A Thriller by Peter Riva.

On the surface, Pero’s trip sounds like the working adventure of a lifetime: traveling throughout Africa, filming scenes of soaring vultures in Northern Kenya and giant sea crocodiles in Tanzania – even working with a world-renown crocodile expert named Mary!

Yes, it should be the highlight of his career – but it doesn’t take long before his dream assignment turns into a living nightmare!

First, Pero discovers that one of his crew members has been shot and killed for no apparent reason. As a result, the crew wraps up filming and leaves their location in a hurry – but Pero cannot shake the feeling that they are being followed by someone who wishes their group harm.

As Pero continues to investigate why his crew member was murdered, he stumbles upon a frightening discovery. There are terrorists about to launch a massive attack to cause civil unrest in the already volatile world of Africa. As if this isn’t bad enough, the target is an upcoming mega-event featuring the world’s top tele-evangelist, who just happens to be Mary’s dad!

Along the way, we discover that Pero isn’t exactly your average reality show producer. In actuality, he works as an “Observer” for the CIA and State Department, reporting things of interest to them as he travels around the world.

Have Pero’s or Mary’s presence put their entire group in danger? Will they be able to save themselves and prevent an upcoming tragedy from happening?

Murder On Safari is an exciting thriller that engages readers from the start with its picturesque and cultural details of Africa and with its multi-faceted plot.

If you enjoy spy novels and suspense thrillers, you’ll enjoy Murder On Safari – especially knowing that the sequel to this novel, The Berlin Package, is now available for your reading pleasure as well!

Be sure to visit Create With Joy on May 18, 2016 for our review of The Berlin Package – and don’t miss the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes at the end of this post!

I rate Murder On Safari 4 out of 5 stars.

About Peter Riva

Peter Riva

Peter Riva has spent many months over 30 years travelling throughout Africa and Europe. Much of this time was spent with the legendary guides for East African hunters and adventurers. He created a TV series in 1995 called Wild Things for Paramount. Passing on the fables, true tales, and insider knowledge of these last reserves of true wildlife is his passion. Nonetheless, his job for over forty years has been working as a literary agent. In his spare time, Riva writes science fiction and African adventure books. He lives in Gila, New Mexico.

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The The Berlin Package Book Tour runs from April 25 through May 20, 2016 and features two thrillers by Peter Riva: Murder On Safari and The Berlin Package!

Please visit the The Berlin Package Book Tour Page to learn more about the author, to read guest posts and author interviews, and to see what other bloggers have to say about this book!


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Murder On Safari – Book Giveaway

Create With Joy is thrilled to offer you the opportunity to win 1 of 5 sets of print copies of Murder On Safari and The Berlin Package and 1 of 2 $25 Amazon Gift Cards as part of Peter Riva’s iRead Blog Tour!

This giveaway is open to Create With Joy readers who are 18 years and older through May 27, 2016 and is open Internationally.

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13 Responses to “Murder On Safari by Peter Riva – Book Review & Giveaway”

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  1. Peter Riva says:

    I am so pleased you enjoyed the story. Thank you for the helpful review. I hope readers will find your comments encouraging.

  2. Patricia Hoffmeister says:

    I really like murder mysteries and my stack of books to read is zilch. I would really would like to begin a new stack of books to read with this book.

  3. Samantha B says:

    I’m stuck in bed on recovery. I would love a new book to read!

  4. Elizabeth H. says:

    So I can have some reading material over the Summer!!

  5. Darlene Cruz says:

    The murder mystery of course and get to visit East Africa.

  6. Minta Boggs says:

    To go outside my comfort zone with reading!

  7. Terri Quick says:

    This book looks very intriguing 🙂

  8. Anne says:

    A captivating and intriguing Mystery. Thanks for this feature and giveaway.

  9. Sarah Mayer says:

    I want this book because I love murder mysteries.

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