The Angolan Clan
By Christopher Lowery
Publisher: Urbane Publications
Published: July 2014 (ebook)
Published: May 2015 (print)
Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Crime Thriller
Formats Available For Review: print (limited quantities available to qualified reviewers/bloggers only) pdf, epub, mobi
THE ANGOLAN CLAN takes the reader on a heart-stopping roller coaster ride, from past to present and back again. It is a deadly intercontinental treasure hunt laced with secrets, deceit and murder. The prize is a fortune in Angolan diamonds…..or death at the hands of a pathological killer.
1974-75: After the “Revolution of the Carnations,” Portugal is transformed into a communist state. Capitalists are ruthlessly persecuted and the liberated Portuguese colony of Angola is thrust into one of the bloodiest civil wars in history. The fabled Angolan diamond mines are closed down, but not before a group of refugees escape with a hoard of the precious gems. Their lives promise wealth and success, but a legacy of revenge and greed will eventually find them all, with fatal consequences. 2008: A millionaire businessman drowns in the swimming pool of his mansion in Marbella; a wealthy Frenchman is killed while skiing in the Swiss Alps; and a Portuguese playboy and a prostitute are found murdered together in a seedy New York apartment. The series of seemingly unconnected deaths sets two women—Jenny Bishop, a young English widow, and Angolan-born Leticia da Costa—on a terrifying journey into the past to revisit the Portuguese revolution and the Angolan civil war. Together they begin to unlock a 30 year old mystery that promises to change their lives forever, if they survive to reveal the truth.
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