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One tiny plant in the congo with
the power to change everything
One brave woman's quest
to find it and save it
When Harper Morgan Smith sets off for Africa to search for a rare plant thought to have amazing healing powers, she assumes her biggest challenge will come from nature. But stampeding elephants, disease-carrying mosquitoes, thirst and hunger, deadly snakes and white-water rapids are only the beginning.
The beautiful and brilliant botanist quickly learns that the real danger comes from her fellow humans in the form of greedy corporate titans, corrupt politicians and brutal local gangs. Separated from her team and thrust into an inhospitable environment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Harper finds she must rely on her wits, determination and strength to survive--plus her specialized knowledge of the world of plants. This impressive debut novel by Brandon Wiggins combines an appealing heroine, non-stop action, an exotic African setting, whip-smart humor, romance and fascinating science for an epic adventure worthy of Indiana Jones.
More than just another thriller, Pursuit weaves provocative and timely observations on women's roles in the world power structure, the imbalance between our consumer culture and the well-being of the planet, and the correlation between the human condition and the natural world. Author Brandon Wiggins brings a wealth of knowledge of politics, science, nature and current events to this engrossing and entertaining work of fiction.
Let Pursuit sweep you away on an unforgettable journey from California's Big Sur coast to an opulent San Francisco mansion, a luxurious corporate jet, the spectacular beauty and infinite peril of Africa, and finally to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.
Harper's transformation from na ve graduate student to confident woman battling ruthless corruption at the highest level. Pursuit is a special tale that will keep you up all night reading--and will give you something to think about for long afterwards.
About the Author
Brandon Wiggins, author of the Pursuit series, holds degrees in horticulture and business administration and is the CEO, and General Manager of Vision Plantscaping Inc., a large landscape design and contracting business in Carmel, California. Throughout her career, Brandon has won academic, business, and congressional awards. She writes environmentally relevant articles and essays. Her writings reveal her wit and passion for science and the planet and sequels are currently underway. Much of the factual material in her novels comes directly from Science News and Scientific American publications, National Public Radio, and her daily studies of the natural and physical sciences. As a 15-year-old, Ms. Wiggins also wrote a nationally-aired Shell 'Bicentennial Minute. Brandon dabbles in oil painting and also pens and illustrates the novel cartoon strip Flora Culture. Brandon lives in Carmel Valley with C.C. Brown, a vivacious German shorthaired pointer.