The ‘ALA’ is blamed for a series of savage attacks; on a pheasant shoot, a hunt and a party of young beaglers. Meanwhile, in Geneva, the Societé Internationale pour le Préservation de l’Héritage de la Nature seeks to protect and preserve every species. Sandro, the Italian Count who is one of Lady Jennifer Norrington’s companions, has an aunt who is deeply interested in its work. But it is on safari in East Africa that this story of multiple murder, terror and suspense concludes. The climax is as surprising as it is satisfying.