Estelle Bingham starts her journey cycling through Hell's Gate National Park, before heading north to meet a Mau Mau freedom fighter. She continues into the tribal lands of the Northern Frontier, hangs out with some Samburu tribesmen, tracks lions in Laikipia, and participates in a young Pokot boy's initiation ceremony into manhood. From there she takes a beautiful flight over the Rift Valley to the Masai Mara Game Reserve to stalk the dangerous buffalo. She makes a quick trip to the capital Nairobi and gets to spend some wonderful time up close to baby elephants in Daphne Seldrick's elephant orphanage. She ends her trip on the coast in the remote Arab trading port of Lamu.
When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
When a teacher kidnaps a girl from a prestigious school, homicide detective Alex Cross takes the case, teaming up with young security agent Jezzie Flannigan, in hopes of finding the girl and stopping the brutal psychopath.
The world's most highly qualified crew of archaeologists and explorers is led by historian Milo Thatch as they board the incredible 1,000-foot submarine Ulysses and head deep into the mysteries of the sea.