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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3rd of 4, very scarce. Ex-library with faint sellotape marks on boards, lacks front end paper, otherwise very good in nice jacket.Review:
"Wilson is a class act. For once, a novelist influenced by Raymond Chandler is not shown up by the comparison."
"Tough-talking, hard-hitting characters."
"An excellent thriller ... A vivid and steamy stumble on the wild side."
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."
THE SUNDAY TIMES (LONDON)
A vivid and steamy stumble on the wild side.
VAL McDERMID, a u t h o r o f THE DISTANT ECHO
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Book Description Collins Crime, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2326256