An African Affair

An African Affair

Book - 2011
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Penguin Putnam
An international thriller shot through with journalistic intrigue, political corruption, and romance that may not be what it seems.

After the assassination of a prominent Nigerian politician, New York journalist Lindsay Cameron moves to Lagos to follow a trail of corruption, drug smuggling and murder. What begins with a coveted and exclusive interview with President Michael Olumide quickly spirals into something darker and increasingly dangerous. When two high-profile figures on opposite sides of the political spectrum-Olumide's most trusted adviser and his archrival for the presidency-are killed in suspiciously quick succession, Olumide's promise to hold free elections is cast in doubt. As Lindsay races her colleagues to penetrate the intricate network of Western officials, foreign correspondents, and CIA agents who run the Nigerian show, her entanglement with a rare art dealer leads her into terrain that's unfamiliar in every respect-from matters of the heart to matters of politics and trade that have enshrouded an entire nation in greed and corruption of deadly proportions.

Set in the mid-1990s flux of worldwide insurrections and war, Nina Darnton's debut presents an ambiance that's as lushly exotic as it is unstable.





Baker & Taylor
After the assassination of a prominent Nigerian politician, New York journalist Lindsay Cameron moves to Lagos to follow a trail of corruption, drug smuggling, and murder. What begins with the most coveted of interviews- a rare exclusive with President Michael Olumide- quickly spirals into sinister territory when a young opposition leader goes missing, his disappearance suspiciously ignored by the authorities, Nigerian and American alike, even as Olumide's promise to hold free elections is cast in doubt.As Lindsay races her colleagues to penetrate the intricate network of government thugs, Western diplomats, and CIA agents who run the Nigerian show, her entanglements with a rare-art dealer lead her still deeper into terrain that's confounding in every respect- from matters of the heart to those of politics and trade that have enshrouded an entire nation in greed and malfeasance of deadly proportions.--From book jacket.

Baker
& Taylor

Moving to Lagos after the murder of a prominent Nigerian politician, New York journalist Lindsay Cameron lands an exclusive interview with President Michael Olumide only to be swept up in a dangerous scheme marked by two-high-profile deaths, a challenge to a free elections promise and a rare art dealer. 20,000 first printing.
Moving to Lagos after the murder of a prominent Nigerian politician, New York journalist Lindsay Cameron lands an exclusive interview with President Michael Olumide only to be swept up in a dangerous scheme of corruption and murder.

Publisher: New York : Viking, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780670022885
0670022888
Branch Call Number: FICTION DARNT...N
Characteristics: 260 pages

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