A stunning debut crime novel set against a backdrop of poachers, witch doctors, diamond smugglers and corruption...They find the first body near a waterhole considered magical by the local bush people. A string of clues suggests that the victim was murdered and his identity hidden. For Assistant Superintendent David Kubu Bengu, it's obvious from the start that sinister forces are at work. A convivial figure on the surface, Kubu is a clever and resourceful lawman, well-versed in Botswana's deadliest secrets. As he follows a blood-soaked trail he uncovers a chain of crimes linked to the most powerful figures in the country - influential enemies who will stop at nothing to remove those who stand in their way...Between the men and the fire stands a camping table with a variety of arcane items, including a small rawhide bag, ... To be a chief, you have to be born into the right family, but a witchdoctor makes his own destiny. ... The Gathering is a cross between a boysa#39; night out and a seance. ... The man on Bongania#39;s left wears a traditional garment of animal skins, but most of the others are in their everydayanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Carrion Death|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2010-11-11|