A reissue of this stylish, tough and exciting thriller set in West Africa, the first in Robert's Wilson's critically acclaimed Bruce Medway series.
Benin, West Africa. Englishman Bruce Medway operates as a "fixer" for traders along the part of the coast they used to call "White Man's Grave". It's a tough existence, but Medway can handle it . . . until he crosses the formidable Madame Severnou.
Warned off by his client, Jack Obuasi, his energies are redirected into the search for missing expat Steven Kershaw. Kershaw, though, is a man of mystery: trader, artist, womaniser . . . and sado-masochist.
Against background rumblings of political disturbance, in the face of official corruption, egged on by an enigmatic policeman, Medway pursues his elusive quarry across West Africa. Is Kershaw tied to Obuasi's and Madame Severnou's shading dealings? Is he a vicious murderer? Is he, indeed, alive or dead?