'A stunning tale encompassing racial and sexual politics, ethics and loyalty in a labyrinthine plot about the theft of a talismanic ritual mask from a London exhibition' Time Out Gus Dixon, an idealistic mixed-race university lecturer, is campaigning for the payment of reparations to Africa by European governments. To this end, he enlists the aid of Dr Akinye Okigbo, a Nigerian exile in London. But for his part, Okigbo sees in Gus the perfect tool to further his political ends - by stealing the Dancing Face, a priceless African artefact of huge talismanic significance. The theft goes smoothly, but soon everybody is after the Dancing Face - and such is its value to collectors and politicians alike that people are prepared to kill to get it. Murder, kidnapping, blackmail, espionage...?t's all running hopelessly out of control for the young man caught in the middle of these powerful opposing forces. And behind it all is the real question: how should the mask be used and what is the secret of its power?
by Erskine Childers
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
by Mike Barry
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