MURDER ON SAFARI: A THRILLER – Exciting New Book by Wildlife Expert, Peter Riva


MURDER ON SAFARI: A THRILLER – Exciting New Book by Wildlife Expert, Peter Riva

Peter Riva spent many months over thirty years in Africa, and often times with legendary guides for E. African White Hunters and adventurers. He created a TV series (seventy-eight 1-hour episodes) in 1995 called WildThings for Paramount TV.

Passing on the fables, true tales and insider knowledge of these last reserves of true wildlife, and the remarkable abilities of those men and women he came to respect, is a continuing passion – a passion that Riva shares in his latest book – “Murder On Safari: A Thriller.”

Murder On Safari: A Thriller, is an exciting tell where only a reality TV producer and an expert safari guide can stop a terrorist attack.

About Riva’s Book – “Murder On Safari: A Thriller”

Every adventure starts at the fringes of civilization. For expert safari guide Mbuno and wildlife television producer Pero Baltazar, filming in the wild of East Africa should have been a return to the adventure they always loved. This time they’d be filming soaring vultures in northern Kenya and giant sea crocodiles in Tanzania with Mary, the daughter of the world’s top television evangelist, the very reverend Jimmy Threte.

But when a terrorist cell places them in the crosshairs, there is suddenly no escape and they must put their filming aside and combine all their talents to thwart an all-out al-Shabaab terrorist attack on Jimmy Threte’s Christian gathering of hundreds of thousands in Nairobi, Kenya.

The problem is, Pero has a secret—he’s been working as a clandestine courier for the US State Department for years. If anyone finds out, it may get them all killed. Exciting and expertly plotted, Murder on Safari is a gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller set in the great wide-open plains of East Africa


“A gripping tale! Here is the East Africa I know so well after 40 years of filming there.” – Bertram van Munster, Creator & Producer, “The Amazing Race” on CBS TV

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About Peter Riva:

Riva is the co-founder of International Transactions, Inc., a literary agency. Riva has worked as a literary agent with his wife Sandra Anne since 1972. He has represented authors like Stieg Larsson (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy), Maria Riva(Dietrich by Her Daughter), Peter Beard,[5] Ake Edwardson, Pieter Aspe, John Enright, Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager.
From the early 1970s to the early 1980s he licensed toys and games for companies including Columbia Pictures, Paramount Pictures, and Witt-Thomas-Harris.

Riva has produced over ten television documentaries, including the ABC With Peter Beard in Africa (1988) and BBC/PBS “The Voyager Story” (1987). He was a co-producer on White Mountain Film’s “In the Blood” (Africa, 1987).

He produced the United Nations’ Headquarter (NY) event “Only One Earth” (1990), broadcast to 1.1 billion people worldwide (for which Riva won a “Telly Award”). The footage showed negotiations for the first global environmental treaty between the USAand USSR.

He produced two expeditions: The Rio Roosevelt Expedition (Amazon, 1992) and the Livingston Expedition (Africa, 1995). In 1995, along with his partner Bertram van Munster, he created and produced the television series (Paramount Television) Wild Things, 78 one-hour reality TV episodes. He was co-executive producer on a number of projects including Jim Kohlberg’s Home in the Morning based on the book by Mary Glickman.

In the 1980s Riva produced over a dozen art exhibits. He produced “Sightseeing, A Panorama From Space,” an art photographic exhibit which has become the world’s most attended art exhibit. The project was conceived in 1982 with the help of Ansel Adams, Lucien Clergue and Senator Edward Kennedy. It came to include over 175,000 hand-held astronaut images never before seen (1984). The exhibit opened at the National Air and Space Museum (1985, Washington, D.C.) and at the RIP (1985,Arles, France)

In 1984 he was asked to advise, and in 1985 took over as de facto project manager, for the Voyager ‘Round the World Flight program. The Voyager completed the 1st nonstop circumnavigation of the globe on December 14, 1986. In 1986 Riva arranged for the Voyager aircraft to be permanently displayed in the National Air & Space Museum.

In 1993 he arranged for the Marlene Dietrich Collection to be displayed permanently in Berlin at the Deutsche Kinemathek. The museum constructed a new building for that display at the Sony Center on the Potsdam Platz, Berlin. He is manager of the Marlene Dietrich companies, including the Marlene Dietrich Foundation (Munich, Germany), and also manages her legacy.

He is on the board of the FilmMuseum Berlin (part of the Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin), advised the UN Environment Programme for 15 years and the Rencontres Internationale de la Photographie (Arles, France) for 8 years. He was also on the board of New Century Conservation Trust and the Global Communications for Conservation charity.