Was it as good as Amie? To be perfectly honest, I didn't quite think it reached the heights of that book, in my mind, but it was still a fantastic read. I'm not quite sure whether you would term this series a romance, it is much more of an action adventure, than a romance. The second book picked up right off where the first book ended, with Amie, her husband Jonathon and a few friends hiding out on the land that formerly housed a wildlife lodge. The country had undergone a civil war and a new government was in place, a government that was quite possibly hostile to the British expatriates, Amie and Jonathon.
This story focuses principally on Amie's exploits as she attempts to rescue her husband, who has been kidnapped by a vicious band of ISIS fighters camped somewhere in the African wilderness. Like the first book, Amie's resources, courage and love for her husband will be severely tested in this exciting sequel.
I can say that Clarke has done another tremendous job at taking us from one action-packed sequence to the next. I enjoyed the story, but wondered how this shy, timid, ex-housewife from England was able to cope with the fear, deprivation and intrigue heaped upon her Cope though she does.
I was excited to see that there is the possibility of a third story from Amie and I would look forward to that greatly. Again, Clarke has done a tremendous job with this novel and is to be congratulated. Even if it wasn't quite the blockbuster, in my mind, that Amie was, it was a wonderful read and sill worth the full five stars.