By Richard Crompton
The Maasai think in gods. Enkai Narok, the Black God, is benign. Enkai Nanyokie, the pink God, is the god of anger, vengeance, and death.
Nairobi, 2007. In Africa's sprawling megacity, a small elite holds energy over an impoverished, stressed majority. Corruption, exploitation, and ethnic competition are a part of daily life. Amid claims of vote rigging and fraud, the presidential elections may be the spark that units this urban ablaze.
With chaos looming, few care approximately one lifeless prostitute. yet Detective Mollel does. For Mollel is a former Maasai warrior, and the lifeless woman used to be a Maasai, too.
As he ventures from slums to skyscrapers, from suburbs to sewers, Mollel starts off to achieve that there's extra at stake than simply this homicide. yet while he's compelled to confront his turbulent earlier, he starts to doubt his warrior's instincts.
Can Mollel be capable of locate the killer and clear up the case ahead of the purple God consumes all?
With the sophistication of Ian Rankin and Colin Harrison, and set opposed to the backdrop of Kenya's turbulent 2007 elections, Richard Crompton's Hour of the pink God brings Nairobi vividly to lifestyles: gritty and sleek, with a rare mix of tribal and concrete components. during this darkish mystery, culture and tool collide, arriving at a stunning, unforgettable finish. And within the Maasai hero Mollel, a brand new detective icon is born.
One of Publishers Weekly's top Mystery/Thriller Books of 2013
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Hour of the Red God: A Detective Mollel Novel by Richard Crompton