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Thunder Cave is a young adult adventure novel by Roland Smith, first published by Hyperion Books in 1995. It is the first of three books, being followed by Jaguar and The Last Lobo .
After the death of his mother, who dies in a fatal car accident, fourteen-year-old Jacob Lansa embarks on a journey across the globe to Kenya, to find his father. On his journey he meets a Masai named Supeet and Stionik whose goal is to bring the long rains. Supeet believes that Jacob is in Kenya for other reasons than to find his father, which bides true after an accident that could end the chance to bring the long rains.
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