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The Reserve [Kindle Edition]

Stephen Barbieri
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Luke Merritt is the tenacious director of an ambitious conservation effort located in the jungled heart of the Congo River Basin. In the newly formed Kigogo Wildlife Reserve, where the scythe of death takes the form of microscopic flesh-eating organisms as easily as it does enormous crocodile, the inhospitable dark and swampy forest has kept it isolated from the bullets and blades of warlords that have taken so many lives in the region.

One month before the Reserve dedication ceremony, a guide is shot and killed. Most dismiss it as a random encounter with bushmeat hunters and another example of the daily violence that has gripped the country for centuries. But Merritt isn’t as willing to let the death go unexplained and unpunished. Has the violence finally arrived in Kigogo, or is there an entirely new presence in Central Africa?

With aid from an unlikely source, Merritt embarks on a dangerous journey into the Reserve and uncovers a crime that could have grave impact around the globe. A frantic chase through the interior of the Democratic Republic of Congo will decide Merritt’s fate, and for millions of people, life lies in the balance.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2021 KB
  • Print Length: 217 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Stephen Barbieri (June 12, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KYZA96Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #922,584 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and Instructive July 8, 2014
Descriptive and erudite, THE RESERVE is a entertaining read, a thriller set in the exotic environs of the Kigogo Reserve. In honesty, I did find certain stretches of prose a bit dry, yet Barbieri never leaves the reader lost in the jungle of technical information. I can confidently say that you will come away from THE RESERVE not only decently satisfied but also beholding interesting background concerning the African Wilds and international intrigue that can plague it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It is fun and action-packed August 7, 2014
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Very compelling read--I usually take weeks to finish a book, but I finished this one in a little more than a day. And the reason for that is the natural flow of the plot in the book and anticipation of each successive escalation of action. It is fun and action-packed, and some minor suspension of belief regarding plot details did not significantly affect my enjoyment. If I could invest in the Hollywood screenplay and production, I'd do it now.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced and well researched! June 19, 2014
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This adventure kept me turning the page. Fun characters and a great setting. I will definitely recommend this to my book club.
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The Reserve has a fantastic storyline and great descriptions sucked me right into the pages and took me to the DRC. The characters are likable, believable, interesting and fun to get to know. I was pleasantly surprised at how educational this thrilling story turned out to be. I would love to read more works by this exciting new author. Another note: my daughter reads more great books than anyone I have ever known, and her comment is that The Reserve is going to become a best seller. Movie? Yes I would love love love to see a movie version of The Reserve, but as with most movies, the book will probably still be a much better version unless Mr Barbieri himself writes the screenplay.
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