Miranda, a young American research assistant, is killed by a man-eating lion. Her gruesome death leaves three people devastated:
Her father, Jed Banks, an American Special Forces soldier serving in Afghanistan.
Her boss, Professor Christine Wallis, a wildlife researcher in South Africa.
Her lover, Hassan bin Zayid, a hotel magnate in Zambia.
Driven to find out what happened, Jed, accompanied by Christine, travels to the banks of the Zambezi to investigate. Not only does Jed learn some shocking truths about the daughter he thought he knew, he begins to suspect that Christine is withholding crucial information about the events leading up to Miranda's death. Meanwhile, Hassan's grief is growing dangerously volatile ...