This debut thriller by the award-winning author of A Small Death in Lisbon is "a witty, fast-moving and picaresque tale" set in West Africa (Nelson DeMille). A British expat, Bruce Medway gets by as a fixer and troubleshooter in the West African country of Benin. He's been in tough spots before, but never faced anything life-threatening until he did business with the mighty Madame Severnou. While she's dangerously unhappy with him, it's just as well that his next job will involve a good amount of travel. A Syrian millionaire wants Medway to track down a fellow expat, Steve Kershaw, whose gone missing. Against a backdrop of political disruption and official corruption, Medway pursues the elusive phantom of Kershaw—and soon finds himself in the middle of an international conspiracy even deadlier than Madame Severnou. Drawing on his time living and working in West Africa, Gold Dagger Award-winning author Robert Wilson evokes the landscape, politics, and people of the region in this tense and atmospheric thriller.