Darko Dawson Mystery #4
On Sale: April 26, 2016
Featuring: Darko Dawson
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Darko Dawson, Chief Inspector in the Ghana police
service, returns in this atmospheric crime series often
compared to Alexander McCall Smith's The No. 1 Ladies'
Detective Agency novels
Darko Dawson has just been promoted to Chief Inspector in
the Ghana Police Serviceâ€”the promotion even comes with a
(rather modest) salary bump. But he doesnâ€™t have long to
celebrate, because his new boss is transferring him from
Accra, Ghanaâ€™s capital, out to remote Obuasi in the Ashanti
region, an area now notorious for the illegal exploitation
of its gold mines.
Worst of all, when Dawson arrives at the Obuasi
headquarters, he finds it in complete disarray. The office
is a mess of uncatalogued evidence and cold case files,
morale is low, and discipline among officers is lax. On
his second day on the job, the body of a Chinese mine owner
is unearthed in his own gold quarry. As Dawson investigates
the case, he quickly learns how dangerous it is to pursue
justice in this kingdom of illegal gold mines, where the
worst offenders have so much money they have no fear of the
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