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In the southern Kalahari area of Botswana—an arid landscape of legends that speak of lost cities, hidden wealth, and ancient gods—a fractious ranger named Monzo is found dying from a severe head wound in a dry ravine. Three Bushmen surround the doomed man, but are they his killers or there to help? Detective David “Kubu” Bengu is on the case, an investigation that his old school friend Khumanego claims is motivated by racist antagonism on the part of the local police. But when a second bizarre murder, and then a third, seem to point also to the nomadic tribe, the intrepid Kubu must journey into the depths of the Kalahari to uncover the truth. What he discovers there will test all his powers of detection . . . and his ability to remain alive.
Fascinating setting, some interesting characters and background social issues, but plodding writing style, maudlin domestic dramas, & very sexist portrayals of female characters.Published 1 month ago by Delmance Moses
different enough to be interesting, yet a true detective story. Author has much to say that includes cultural ethics, good or bad.Published 3 months ago by jes
Each Detective Kubu mystery is even better than the one before. If you like a lot of twists to the story, this will be a great read!Published 4 months ago by James C.
Another wonderful Detective Kubu mystery. I've read them all and cannot choose a favorite -- I love them all! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jack98110
I have enjoyed several of the books he has written and this made me want to continue and read more about Kabu. A fun detective story series.Published 5 months ago by Carolyn-Ann Souzu
Very entertaining and informative about Africa. Great book! I don't have anything else to say about this book right now!Published 5 months ago by katharine gentry
Enjoyed this read--kept my interest. Characters very sympathetic--surprising twists and turns. Background info re Botswana of interest--interested in additional by this author.Published 17 months ago by Pat Holloway
There is always something interesting in these books, history,geography, botany, and the plots, while not breathtaking, are as engaging as the characters.Published 17 months ago by Clare