The Big Killing

The Big Killing

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In this second novel of the Bruce Medway series, our hero, a go-between and "fixer" for traders in steamy West Africa, smells trouble when a porn merchant asks him to deliver a video at a secret location. Things look up, though, when he's hired to act as minder to Ron Collins, a spoiled playboy looking for diamonds in the Ivory Coast. Medway thinks this could be the answer to his cashflow crisis. But when the video delivery leads to a shootout and the discovery of a mutilated body, he wants out. Obligations keep Medway fixed in the Ivory Coast and he is soon caught up in a terrifying cycle of violence. Unless he can get to the bottom of the mystery, Medway knows that for the savage killer out there in the African night, he is the next target.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 101.6 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 68.04g
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0156011190
  • 9780156011198
  • 84,396

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The second in a series of critically acclaimed novels set in West Africa by the award-winning author of A SMALL DEATH IN LISBON
Bruce Medway, a go-between and "fixer" for traders in steamy West Africa, smells trouble when a porn merchant asks him to deliver a video at a secret location. Things look up, though, when he's hired to act as minder to Ron Collins, a spoiled playboy looking for diamonds in the Ivory Coast. Medway thinks the job could be an answer to his cashflow crisis, but when the video delivery leads to a shootout and the discovery of a mutilated body, he wants out. Soon, he is caught in a terrifying cycle of violence. Unless he can get to the bottom of the mystery, Medway knows that for the savage killer out there in the African night, he is the next target.
Robert Wilson, a graduate of Oxford University, is the author of seven novels. He has worked in shipping, advertising, and trading in Africa, and has lived in Greece and West Africa. He currently lives in Portugal and Oxford, England.
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Review quote

PRAISE FOR THE BIG KILLING
"A narrative distilled from pure protein: potent, fiercely imagined and not a little frightening."-Literary Review (UK)
PRAISE FOR INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS
"A witty, fast-moving, and picaresque tale . . . peopled by
deliciously shady characters."-Nelson DeMille
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217 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 25% (55)
4 37% (80)
3 27% (58)
2 8% (17)
1 3% (7)
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