Introducing a new series set in West Africa, by critically acclaimed author Kwei Quartey.
When her dreams of investigating homicides like her revered late father crash around her, 26 year old Emma Djan is unsure what will become of her life in Accra, the bustling heart of Ghana. Through a sympathetic former colleague, Emma gets an interview with a private detective agency tracking down missing persons, thefts, and marital infidelities. It’s not the future she imagined, but it’s better than the alternatives.
Meanwhile, Gordon Tilson, a middle-aged widower in Washington, DC, has found solace in an online community. Through the group, he’s even met a young Ghanaian widow he really cares about–and when her sister gets into a car accident, he sends her thousands of dollars to cover the hospital bill, to the horror of his only son, Derek. When Gordon runs off to Ghana to surprise the love of his life and disappears, Derek chases after him, fearing for his father’s life.
The case of the missing American man will drag both Emma and Derek into a world of sakawa scams, fetish priests, and those willing to keep things secret through death.