Gruber, Michael Tropic of Night

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Tropic of Night

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"Just when it looks as if detective fiction has plowed every gory, suspenseful possibility, along comes a novel that raises the stakes on the genre. Tropic of Night introduces the killer as enchanter, a conjurer schooled in African sorcery. This witch floats through the story literally unseen by his victims, whom he forces to see and hear only what he wants them to. It's a frightening concept executed with poetic vision and authority.

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"Jane, an anthropologist, is huddling in what she hopes is anonymity from her ex-husband DeWitt, an acclaimed black poet who plunged into sorcery while accompanying Jane on a working trip to Lagos. She must come out of seclusion to stop him from completing a forbidden ritual that will give him untold powers. As Jane and DeWitt spar in the realm of "m'doli," the unseen world, Gruber creates a hallucinatory atmosphere as unsettling as it is exciting, with potent scenes of witchery that weave a dark, lingering spell." -- People magazine

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