"From the first page to the last The Taste of Fear keeps you in such suspense that you cannot put it down. The ride takes you not only on nail-biting ups and downs but on terrible turns and unexpected twists, all the while weaving through beautifully and authentically described terrain that enables the reader not only to visualize the action but to feel a part of it. Whether on safari in Kenya's Serengeti, on a boat in the crocodile-infested Congo River, or in a terrorist encampment in a Congo jungle, the vivid descriptions and the author's attention to detail will put you in the scene to experience the terror and trauma through which the characters pass." --E. Rose Sabin, author of Seduction of the Scepter and other fantasy and science fiction novels
"Jeremy Bates expertly drags his audience onto a terrifying, and emotional roller coaster." --Fiction Addict
In the jungle no one can hear you scream - American movie star Scarlett Cox and her husband, hotel tycoon Salvador Brazza, head to Africa to get away and resuscitate their ailing marriage. When robbed of their money and passports, they seek help from the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam on the very day Al Qaeda chooses to bomb it. In an eyeblink they are taken hostage and whisked across the border deep into the Congo, one of the last truly wild places left on earth.
Battling terrorists, deadly wildlife, and cannibalistic rebels, Scarlett and Sal must find a way to survive in a violent, primeval world. And the only person who may be able to save them is the assassin sent to kill them.