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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.
I loved the book and am looking forward to the next one. Sad that tau died and the ending surprisePublished 2 months ago by Anne Moon-glenn
This was an exciting page-turner. I enjoyed the descriptions of the Bushmen culture and the Kalahari desert. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ahammerquilts
You ever go so long without writing reviews that you mostly remember that you loved some books but the details are a little vague. That's what we have here. Read morePublished 5 months ago by NorthShoreCanary
This is a wonderful book full of mystery. I also learned a lot about the fascinating bushman culture from this book.Published 6 months ago by Laura
Fascinating setting, some interesting characters and background social issues, but plodding writing style, maudlin domestic dramas, & very sexist portrayals of female characters.Published 9 months 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 11 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 12 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 12 months ago by Jack98110