Tracker is known for his skills as a hunter: „He has a nose,“ people say. Hired to find a mysterious boy who disappeared, Tracker breaks his own rules of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group assembled to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as the Leopard. As Trackers follows the boy‘s scent, he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he fights for survival, Tracker starts to wonder: Who, really, is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? And perhaps most important: Who is telling the truth, and who is lying?
Drawing from African history and mythology and his own rich imagination, Marlon James has written a saga of breathtaking adventure. Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters, „Black Leopard, Red Wolf“ is surprising and profound.