Sunday, 30 August 2009


This was the book of the month at a library, so I figured I'd pick it up and see if it was any good. It was. Here's the blurb, I think it does a pretty good job of summing up the story...

Ex-Flying Squad cop Jake Moore's career was cut short by a bullet; ten years on, he runs a game fishing business that is about to go to the wall. But old habits die hard, and when cerebral Mombasa detective Daniel Jouma - seemingly the only good policeman in a city where corruption is king - asks for his help in solving a baffling murder case, he cannot help but become involved. The mangled body of a street criminal has been washed up on the beach and a fishing boat skipper and his bait boy have blown up in the water. When Jake and Jouma look closer, they discover that not only are the murders linked, but the conspiracy surrounding them stretches far beyond the reaches of Africa - and has deadly implications for everyone concerned. This gripping crime thriller strips away Kenya's tourist glitz and exposes the country's dark and treacherous underbelly beneath.

What it fails to tell you is how well created the characters are, and how realistic the atmosphere feels. While I was looking up the blurb I discovered it's the first book in a series, and now I'm gonna have to go find the next one :D. So yeh, a great book, one that I highly recommend.

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