Children of the Street by Kwei Quartey
(Darko Dawson, Bk 2)

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In the slums of Accra, Ghana’s fast-moving, cosmopolitan capital, teenagers are turning up dead. Inspector Darko Dawson has seen many crimes, but this latest string of murders—in which all the young victims bear a chilling signature—is the most unsettling of his career. Are these heinous acts a form of ritual killing or the work of a lone, cold-blooded monster? With time running out, Dawson embarks on a harrowing journey through the city’s underbelly and confronts the brutal world of the urban poor, where street children are forced to fight for their very survival—and a cunning killer seems just out of reach.

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About Kwei Quartey

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KWEI QUARTEY was raised in Ghana by an African American mother and a Ghanaian father, both of whom were university lecturers. Dr. Quartey practices medicine in Southern California, rising early in the morning to write before going to work. His highly praised first novel, Wife of the Gods, was a Los Angeles Times bestseller.
Published July 12, 2011 by Random House. 354 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Detective Inspector Darko Dawson, of the Ghana Police Service, hunts for a killer who preys on the most vulnerable of all his countrymen: teenagers who live on the streets of Accra.

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Notwithstanding all these pressures, Dawson plunges into the search for a serial killer targeting young street children, who are stabbed and mutilated in accordance with some savage ritual.

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Taking advantage of the services provided by a local charity, Street Children of Accra Refuge, Dawson begins to piece together a day in the life of a street child, and utilizing his limited resources to their maximum value, begins the search for a ruthless — a soulless — killer.

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