Writer Wednesday: Dead on the Delta by Sherry Knowlton

I’ve greatly enjoyed the Alexa Williams suspense series, which I was introduced to as an editor. I was happy to hear that the fifth book in Sherry Knowlton’s series was released yesterday.

This installment takes us away from the familiar Pennsylvania setting and into Botswana. At a time when the world is essentially on a travel lockdown, it’s refreshing to be able to pick up a book and experience somewhere away from home. I’ll admit that as someone who prefers to stay home more of the time, this book did inspire me with a bit of a travel bug. I felt like I was traveling along with Alexa. As an amateur photographer, I was a bit jealous of all the wildlife photo-ops Alexa and her team had (though at many times during their adventure, I was glad to be safe and sound at home!).

While I did benefit from having read the rest of the series prior to this novel, it works as a stand-alone novel as well for anyone looking for an exciting tale of travel and suspense.

When Alexa Williams agrees to spend four months doing lion research with boyfriend Reese, she looks forward to witnessing the elemental life and death struggle of the African wild. But she never imagines she’ll become one of the hunted on the famed Okavango Delta. In the latest Alexa Williams suspense novel, the kick-ass lawyer tangles with elephant poachers and conservation politics on the African continent.

About the book:

Botswana protects its wildlife with one of the strictest policies on the African continent and an entire army deployed to combat poachers. So, Alexa and Reese are shocked when poachers wipe out an entire herd of elephants. At the site of the mass slaughter near their lion project, they promise authorities that they’ll watch for poaching activity as they travel the Delta doing research.

In the capital, Alexa is part of a committee updating conservation legislation. When the strict anti-poaching policies come under debate, tensions flare and Alexa begins to suspect the ongoing poaching incidents may be about even more than the illicit ivory trade. The elephant poaching continues unchecked, and a close friend dies when caught in the crossfire. After an alarming series of near escapes, Alexa knows she’s getting closer to the truth.

When gunmen attack the safari camp where she and Reese are staying, Alexa must brave wild animals and the dangerous labyrinth of Delta channels in a desperate attempt to save the hostages, including the man she loves.

The book is available at Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Dead-Delta-Alexa-Williams-Novel/dp/1620064332) and most online retailers.

About the author:

Sherry Knowlton is the author of the Alexa Williams series of suspense novels including Dead of Spring and Dead of Winter.  Passionate about books at an early age, she was that kid who would sneak a flashlight to bed at night so she could read beneath the covers. All the local librarians knew her by name. When not writing the next Alexa Williams thriller, Knowlton works with her health care consulting business or travels around the world. She and her husband live in the mountains of South Central Pennsylvania. Check out her website at www.sherryknowlton.com.


Praise for Sherry Knowlton’s Dead on the Delta:

“Every page of Dead on the Delta radiates Knowlton’s love and knowledge of this unique part of our planet and highlights its potential for disaster. Knowlton’s suspenseful book sets the beauty of the Okavango against the dangers that lurk there.” – Michael Stanley, author of the Detective Kubu series, also set in Botswana

Dead on the Delta is a gripping new adventure for Alexa Williams. Set against the backdrop of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Alexa faces brutal poachers and a frightening conspiracy that reaches all the way to the top of Botswana’s elite. The situation comes to a head in a terrifying confrontation that requires all of Alexa’s strength as she fights for her own survival. A satisfying read set in a gorgeous landscape. – Michael Niemann, award winning author of the Valentin Vermeulen thrillers

A well-balanced and intelligent thriller…Suspense and thriller fiction fans have plenty to look forward to with Dead on the Delta.- Independent Book Review

 ★★★★ – “full of action, adventure, politics, and, of course, animals” – Manhattan Book Review

★★★★★- “great cast of characters and a fantastic female lead. Now I want to read the other books in the Alexa Williams series.” – San Francisco Book Review


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