Nairobi Heat

Nairobi Heat

eBook - 2011
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A cop from Wisconsin pursues a killer through the terrifying slums of Nairobi and the memories of genocide IN MADISON, WISCONSIN, it's a big deal when African peace activist Joshua Hakizimana--who saved hundreds of people from the Rwandan genocide--accepts a position at the university to teach about "genocide and testimony." Then a young woman is found murdered on his doorstep. Local police Detective Ishmael--an African-American in an "extremely white" town--suspects the crime is racially motivated; the Ku Klux Klan still holds rallies there, after all. But then he gets a mysterious phone call: "If you want the truth, you must go to its source. The truth is in the past. Come to Nairobi." It's the beginning of a journey that will take him to a place still vibrating from the genocide that happened around its borders, where violence is a part of everyday life, where big-oil money rules and where the local cops shoot first and ask questions later--a place, in short, where knowing the truth about history can get you killed.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: 2011
ISBN: 9781612190075
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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PimaLib_MaryG May 06, 2015

The horror of the Rwandan genocide is the backstory for this fast-paced novel set in contemporary Nairobi. I am looking forward to reading the next in this series.

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booksbooks1
Jul 07, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed this! It's a police procedural set in both Kenya and Madison, WI. I've had some contact with Africa and the plot is believable.

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riddhithaker
Mar 15, 2012

This book was an average attempt at a first fiction novel by Mukoma, but many part of the plot were unbelievable. Also, I really think he needed to figure out his characters and their personalities better and getter a MUCH better editor.

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