Bill Drummond and Mark Manning's first trip together, to the North Pole, resulted in the classic book "Bad Wisdom". Their second trip was to Zaire, a jungle hell on the verge of bloody civil war, where they travelled up-river in search of the ghost of Conrad's Kurtz. With trusty adjutant Gimpo, they underwent all manner of adventures and ordeals before finally fleeing the country the very day before rebels blew up the only international airstrip. "Wild Highway" is the document of that trip, part 2 of the duo's projected trilogy of "travel books from Hell". By turns hilarious and horrifying, it will cement the reputation of Drummond and Manning not only as cutting-edge writers, but as two of the most dangerous and subversive "pranksters" of the fledgeling 21st century.