A Darkening Stain
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A Darkening Stain

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When schoolgirls begin to disappear on the West African coast, "troubleshooter" Bruce Medway tries to remain detached. Meanwhile, he reluctantly acquires a new job from former nemesis and mafia capo Franconelli. Franconelli gives Bruce forty-eight hours to find a French trader, Mariner, whom not even the mafia has been able to track. Yet as Bruce sets out on his assignment, he is unable to remain disconnected from the mysterious schoolgirl disappearances, and finds that girls, gold, and greed are all interconnected; corruption abounds everywhere. There are no safe havens for Bruce in this situation, and he must devise a scam that risks everything in order to stay alive. A brilliant follow-up to Blood is Dirt, and the fourth novel in the Bruce Medway series, A Darkening Stain takes Bruce Medway into the darkest territory of West Africa yet. A Harvest Original
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Product details

  • Paperback | 287 pages
  • 138.2 x 202.2 x 16mm | 299.38g
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 015601131X
  • 9780156011310
  • 385,149

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The fourth in a series of critically acclaimed novels set in West Africa by the award-winning author of A SMALL DEATH IN LISBON

When schoolgirls begin to disappear on the West African coast, "troubleshooter" Bruce Medway tries to remain detached. Meanwhile, he reluctantly acquires a new job from former nemesis and mafia capo Franconelli. Yet as Bruce sets out on his assignment, he is unable to remain disconnected from the mysterious schoolgirl disappearances, and finds that girls, gold, and greed are all interconnected. Corruption abounds everywhere, and in order to save his own life, Bruce must devise a scam that risks everything.


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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"Exhilarating ... Unmissable ... Unflinchingly imagined and executed. No hint of competition."
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