The third powerful and evocative novel in Robert Wilson’s acclaimed West African-set Bruce Medway series.
Bruce Medway, fixer and debt collector for anyone in a deeper hole than himself, has heard a few stories in his time. The one that Napier Briggs tells him is patchy, but it doesn’t exclude the vital fact that two million of his dollars have gone missing. Bruce is used to imperfect information – people get embarrassed at their own stupidity and criminality. But for the first time it leads to the gruesome and brutal death of a client.
It would all have ended there but for Napier’s daughter, the sexy, sassy and sussed Selina Aguia, a canny commodities broker. She brings money to the game and launches Bruce into a savage world where a power-hungry Nigerian presidential candidate, a rich blow-loving American and a mafia capo are fighting a silent war in which pawns are badly needed. Worse for Bruce, Selina wants revenge, and with the scam she invents she looks as if she’ll get it. This is a world where blood is dirt – nobody really cares. Not even if they love you.
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Praise for Blood is Dirt:
‘Robert Wilson is a class act… For once, a novelist influenced by Raymond Chandler is not shown up by the comparison, matching his mentor’s descriptive flourish and screwball dialogue.’
‘Atmosphere so saturated in sex and duplicity that you’re tempted to pause a while and wring it out. But the narrative goes at such a lick that you daren’t leave the vehicle. An engrossing read.’
Bruce Medway, fixer and debt collector in Benin, West Africa, has heard a few stories in his time. The one that Napier Briggs tells him is patchy but it doesn't exclude the vital fact that two million dollars have gone missing. Bruce is used to imperfect information from clients embarrassed at their own stupidity. But this time it leads to a gruesome death.
It would all have ended there but for Napier's daughter, the sexy, sassy and sussed Selina Agula, a commodities broker. She launches Bruce into the savage world that her apparently innocuous father had chosen to inhabit – a world of oil and toxic waste scams, of mafia money laundering, of death and violence fuelled by drink, drugs and sex. Worse for Bruce, Selina wants revenge, and with the scam she invents it looks as though she'll get it. But this is a world where blood is dirt – nobody really cares. Not even if they love you.
‘A vivid and steamy stumble on the wild side.’
‘Robert Wilson is a class act. For once, a novelist influenced by Raymond Chandler is not shown up by the comparison.’
JOHN DUGDALE, 'Sunday Times'
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Book Description Harper Collins, London, 1997. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Ex library (discard) with usual stamps and stickers, protected by mylar style cover. A little rubbing to edges of boards, pages lightly tanned. Unclipped dustwrapper. Good solid copy Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 7539
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004074381
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR007496441
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Cover and pages may have some wear or writing. Binding is tight. We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EY85D00605N
Book Description Collins Crime, London, 1997. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 001667
Book Description HarperCollins [Harper Collins], London, 1996. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Author's third book to feature Bruce Medway, the African Travis McGee. Bookseller Inventory # 124672