An African Affair by Nina Darnton

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“A vivid portrait of a troubled country.” —The New York Times

Corruption, drug smuggling, rampant human rights abuses—New York journalist Lindsay Cameron finds plenty to report, covering the regime of Nigeria’s President Michael Olumide. But in the aftermath of two probable assassinations, her inquiries attract unwanted government attention. As rebel factions call for free elections, Lindsay races to penetrate the intricate network of corrupt government officials, oil interests, and CIA agents who really run the Nigerian show. Meanwhile, her entanglement with a rare art dealer leads her still deeper into terrain that’s confounding in every respect – from matters of the heart to those of politics and trade. Drawing from Nina Darnton’s own experiences living in Africa during the mid-1970s—including imprisonment in Nigeria with her two small children—An African Affair is an edge-of-your-seat debut thriller in the bestselling tradition of The Constant Gardener and The Last King of Scotland.
 

About Nina Darnton

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NINA DARNTON lived in Africa for five years, two of them in Lagos. She has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times and NPR and a staff writer for Newsweek. She lives with her husband, the novelist John Darnton, in New York.
 
Published July 7, 2011 by Plume. 275 pages
Genres: Other, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Reporter Darnton draws on her five years in Africa for her less than successful debut novel, the first in a thriller series. In 1994, gutsy American journalist Lindsay Cameron, a foreign correspondent

May 02 2011 | Read Full Review of An African Affair

BC Books

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At an embassy party, reporter Lindsay Cameron begins to investigate a murder.

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APOOO Bookclub

Our 2nd book we will read next month is “the House’ by Anjuelle Floyd.

Jul 05 2011 | Read Full Review of An African Affair

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