By Thomas H. Cook
A narrative of guilt, homicide and politics set in Africa and manhattan from the stated grasp of mental suspense.
Ray Campbell runs his personal chance evaluation company in big apple. He's wary, cautious and regarded in every thing he does. yet he hasn't consistently been this way.
Twenty years in the past, Ray took sizeable hazards. operating as an aid-worker within the newly self sustaining African kingdom of Lubanda, Ray fell in love with a rustic, and with a girl. Martine, a local white Lubandan, attempted to make Ray see that each one activities have results, yet he couldn't. no longer until eventually it was once too past due for him, and for Martine...
When a pal from Lubanda is located useless in a brand new York alley, Ray is pressured to revisit a previous he's spent a life-time attempting to forget...
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A Dancer in the Dust by Thomas H. Cook