Synopsis from TLC Book Tours:
In the southern Kalahari area of Botswana—an arid landscape of legends that speak of lost cities, hidden wealth, and ancient gods—a fractious ranger named Monzo is found dying in a dry ravine from a severe head wound. Three Bushmen surround the doomed man, but are they his killers or there to help? Detective David “Kubu” Bengu is on the case, which his old school friend Khumanego claims is motivated by racist antagonism on the part of the local police. But when a second bizarre murder, and then a third, seem to point to the nomadic tribe, the intrepid Kubu must journey into the depths of the Kalahari to uncover the truth. What he discovers there will test all his powers of detection . . . and his ability to remain alive.
First thought when I finished the last sentence: "Oh my! I think I've fallen in love with a new character- Kubu!"
Reasons I chose this book- After reading the synopsis I just knew this was a book that I would enjoy..give me a good mystery that takes place in Africa and I'm sure to be hooked!
Reasons I liked this book- The characters! Hands down they won me over. They felt real to me and as I was reading, their faces appeared in my imagination. When that happens I know I'm in for a real treat! I absolutely loved the main character, Kubu. He was fully fleshed out and vibrant. He has a real zest for life, most especially for his wine and a good meal that includes lots of meat! There was this authentic feel to him and I believe that's why I connected immediately with this story and his life.
Reasons why I am recommending this book- This is a solid, well-written mystery that had me from the very beginning. The authors did an amazing job of bringing Africa to life for their readers...this is a brilliant story with a cast of characters that speak to you....I'll be back for more!
Published: September 6, 2011
Genre: Intriguing mystery fiction
Michael Stanley is the writing team of Johannesburg natives Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip. Sears lives in Johannesburg and from 1997 until 2007, worked at Anglo American, a major international mining house associated with the diamond giant De Beers. Trollip was on the faculty at the universities of Illinois, Minnesota, and North Dakota, and at Capella University. A full-time writer, he divides his time between South Africa and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Disclaimer:Thank you to TLC Book Tours for sending me a review copy. I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.They are my personal reflections based solely on MYexperience while reading this novel.
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