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The Big Killingby Robert Wilson
Synopses & Reviews
In this second novel of the Bruce Medway series, our hero, a go-between and "fixer" for traders in steamy West Africa, smells trouble when a porn merchant asks him to deliver a video at a secret location. Things look up, though, when he's hired to act as minder to Ron Collins, a spoiled playboy looking for diamonds in the Ivory Coast. Medway thinks this could be the answer to his cashflow crisis. But when the video delivery leads to a shootout and the discovery of a mutilated body, he wants out. Obligations keep Medway fixed in the Ivory Coast and he is soon caught up in a terrifying cycle of violence. Unless he can get to the bottom of the mystery, Medway knows that for the savage killer out there in the African night, he is the next target.
"Wilson writes concisely but poetically about a callously brutal side of African life that might shock readers...of Alexander McCall Smith's stories....Medway's bloody misadventures...ring with a dark, sad credibility of their own." Publishers Weekly
"Wilson has chosen a natural setting for his very dark noir and peopled it well....Unfortunately, there's so much of everything — plot, characters, twists, death, and gore — these gifts become a little bit of a burden." Keir Graff, Booklist
In this second novel of the Bruce Medway series, the hero, a go-between and "fixer" for traders in steamy West Africa, smells trouble when a porn merchant asks him to deliver a video at a secret location.
About the Author
Robert Wilson is the author of six previous novels, including A Small Death in Lisbon, which won the Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year from Britain's Crime Writers Association. A graduate of Oxford University, he has lived in Greece and West Africa. He divides his time between the UK and Portugal.
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