This book was conceived by Brian and Verity Thornton as a memorial to their son, Giles, who was murdered in Kenya ten years ago. Giles enjoyed a style of life of his own choosing: an adventurous, wild spirit took him on some epic journeys in the Africa that he grew to love. Along the way, he turned his hands to things that many of us only dream about. Working alone with African tribesmen capturing rare species of animals for educative filming and for setting up new breeding programmes; paragliding and free fall parachuting over the open bush; wild and lonely motorcycle safaris in uncharted country; culling zebra; surviving close encounters with lions; sleeping on the wrong side of the lip of a volcano and charitable work with the UN and 'Save the Rhino'.But it is also the story of a man with a deep love of wildlife, native cultures, the freedom of the air and a deep sense of history. A man who had special communications skills (despite his dyslexia) and made friends wherever he went - friends who turned up in their hundreds to witness his 'bush' cremation in Kenya at the spot that he loved the best.