In the Land of Promise
From Africa comes two enjoyable books. Each with something to teach about culture and of course, these are stories about crime and corruption.
Heaven’s Gate Cathedral, is the new global headquarters of Rivers of Joy Church in Lagos, Nigeria. It is run by Pastor Nick or Daddy Founder as he’s commonly known. He is politically connected and has deep influence with the public.
One daring reporter mentions an unexplained death at the cathedral’s construction site and is fired by the publisher. What else can Ifenna Obumselu do but start his own blog: Exposing the Bad Shepherds and Unchaining the Sheeps.
US President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit and Nairobi is abuzz. But the real story for us is related via several characters: Nice, Duncan, Ciru, and Toogood. All of them in difficult circumstances, all of them connected in some way to the illegal drug trade.
With their stories, comes the story of two cities, and much about the culture within. You are transplanted to the unsavoury parts of the drug world, good and bad. Much like the characters, also not all bad and not all good.
~ June Lorraine Roberts
Murder in Common is #33 on the Feedspot Top 100 Crime Novel Website