Wilson, Robert Blood Is Dirt

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Blood Is Dirt

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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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‘Unmissable … Unflinchingly imagined and executed. No hint of competition. First in a field of one’ Literary Review

‘For once a novelist influenced by Raymond Chandler is not shown up by the comparison, matching his mentor’s descriptive flourishes and screwball dialogue … A class act’ Sunday Times

‘A vivid and steamy stumble on the wild side’ Val McDermid

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'"Robert Wilson is a class act. For once, a novelist influenced by Raymond Chandler is not shown up by the comparison."'
'Sunday Times'

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 Aguia, 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"'
'Val McDermid'

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