September, 1914. The First World War has already broken out on the Western Front. Thousands of miles away, on the border between Northern Rhodesia and German East Africa, Simon Fonthill is preparing for battle alongside his faithful companion ‘352’ Jenkins and his reliable tracker, Mzingeli.
As they negotiate their way across foreign lands and hostile territories, the Magnificent Trio come under constant fire from enemy forces and at the bequest of Admiral Herbert King-Hall, they undertake their most dangerous mission yet. Sinking the Königsberg, a German cruiser ship hidden deep in the Rufiji Delta in German occupied waters, will test the trio’s nerve, courage and determination to the limit.
Meanwhile, Fonthill’s wife Alice has been conducting investigations of her own in Mombasa — and when she thinks something is amiss within the camp, she takes matters into her own hands. Amidst the chaos of war, treachery is never far away . . .