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Hour of the Red God: A Detective Mollel Novel

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A Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller

Nairobi, 2007. In Africas sprawling megacity, a small elite holds power over an impoverished, restless majority. With Kenyas presidential elections looming on the horizon, tensions in the city have reached an all-time high. So when the body of a prostitute is discovered inside Uhuru Park, the police are too preoccupied to care. But Detective Mollel does, and deeply. He is a former Maasai warrior, and the dead girl was Maasai too. As he ventures from slums to skyscrapers, from suburbs to sewers in search of the killer, Mollel is forced to confront his turbulent past—and the terrifying realization that this homicide is anything but typical.

Richard Cromptons Hour of the Red God is a dark, thrilling, and vividly imagined mystery, with a hero as complex as Nairobi itself.

 

About the Author

Richard Crompton lives in Nairobi, Kenya, with his wife and their three young children. A former BBC journalist, Crompton left London several years ago when his wife, a human rights lawyer, was offered a job in Rwanda helping to prosecute the perpetrators of genocide.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250043634
Author:
Crompton, Richard
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Thrillers/General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/International Mystery & Crime
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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