A taxidermist has been found hanging from a tree, gutted like one of the animals he hunts. When the remains of another victim are found, Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles realize this is a murderer who has been at work for years. And that Boston is not his only hunting ground . . .
Five years ago, a group of travelers set off on safari in Botswana. None of them was seen again - apart from one woman who stumbled out of the bush weeks later, barely alive.
As the sole link to the new spate of horrific killings, Jane is sent to Africa to find her.
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