Patron of Terror by Adimchinma Ibe
In this his second novel, Adimchinma Ibe explores the hell that is the Nigerian Delta, source of oil money and corruption in modern Nigeria.
Patron of Terror is set in current troubled Nigeria. In the opening chapter a politician is assassinated, setting off a firestorm of suspicion and rage between the politician’s supporters and opponents. Port Harcourt has been through troubling times since democracy was restored in the 1990’s. There are youths armed by politicians with Uzis, and now the tensions build to riot pitch.
Tammy Peterside, the hardnosed detective from ‘Treachery In The Yard’, with a problematic love life, on suspension from events in the first novel, is brought back to work to solve the murders of the candidate and his wife and their driver.
Tammy soon discovers that the secret to the killings may lie in the Niger Delta, source of both Nigeria’s wealth and its many problems. Terrorists appear to be operating out of the Delta, orchestrating political assassinations and sabotage of oil company property. It soon comes down to Tammy Peterside solving the mystery of both the killings and of what the terrorists in the Delta are really after!
Written with humor, this tense mystery novel is literally ripped from today’s headlines! Journey into today’s Nigeria. Read what it is like in Africa’s most populous country, where the many poor struggle to get their hands on a fraction of the wealth oil money has brought. Read what it is like to live in Port Harcourt! Read the truth about the Delta!
From riots in the street to a true picture of life in the Delta, ‘Patron of Terror’ is a must read for anyone interested in Nigeria, in oil money corruption, or even in simply an exciting read that takes you to another world!
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