In the steamy jungle of West Africa the fierce Ashanti tribe seeks war…
Orphaned at fifteen and with no money, Frank Hargate, too proud to accept help from others, determines to make his own way in the world.
Fatefully, his skills learned from a childhood hobby propel him into the adventure of a lifetime – an expedition that takes Frank from London to West Africa and will change him forever.
Among new friends and allies, he finds himself struggling against staggering odds to survive hostile nature, blood-thirsty tribes and savage war. From the horrors a young man with new aspirations is forged, who is determined to help others towards a better life for themselves.