In the shadow of Table Mountain, a zookeeper grows obsessed with a lioness – the last of her kind – in a story about species loss, bereavement, animal magic and the human desire for connection.
Of course, you’re never expecting the lion, are you? Like something coming up in the rear-view mirror. Much closer than it appears.
When a lion at a breeding park mauls an old school friend of his, Con must step in as the keeper of Sekhmet, the last remaining black-maned lioness in the world.
In a Cape Town where fences keep people and wildlife apart, park officials and investors fret about their flagship big-cat project. And while Con grows steadily more bonded to his enigmatic charge, a cult of animal lovers seek to claim her as their own.