Introduction by Rivka Gachen.
Reissued with a new cover in 2014.
Veteran campaigner Dr Barbara Rafferty's obsessive crusade to save the albatross on the Pacific atoll of Saint-Esprit suddenly gains international support when millions of TV viewers witness the shooting of her young acolyte Neil Dempsey on a foolhardy rescue mission. Soon Dr Barbara turns the deserted island into a sanctuary - a remote paradise home for Neil, an odd team of eco-enthusiasts and idealists and a growing collection of the world's endangered species . . .
As the extraordinary story unfolds in this acclaimed novel from the author of 'Crash', 'Empire Of The Sun' and 'Super-Cannes', it soon becomes clear that some species are in more danger than others.