The Snowman Of Zanzibar
Ex Rhodesian soldier Jason Green was frustrated and mildly depressed. The winter in London had been long and bitterly cold. The steady work as a freelance insurance fraud investigator was mundane and repetitive. This tedious monotony suddenly changes early on a frigid February morning when he is summoned to the offices of a wealthy investment banker in the City. The brief , to ascertain the source of the unanticipated wealth of the man’s high flying young son. The time frame , urgent. The payout , enormous. Inspired and rejuvenated , Green takes the job immediately. The roller coaster ride that follows takes Jason Green from the grimy streets of London to the beaches of Cape Town and ultimately to the dark tropical jungles of the spice island of Zanzibar. Intrigue , chaos , murder , betrayal and revenge follow swiftly as a series of unfortunate events unfold. Events far beyond Green’s control. Events that result in unspeakable violence and horror. The action comes hard and fast in this page turner and culminates in an ending that will leave the reader breathless.
As soon as I saw this advertised I had to read it. In part it’s because my family are from South Africa and I know many of the places that the author was writing about. I guess I risked facing bitter disappointment if this was a poor book, but I had no need to worry. It was a wonderfully spun tale of intrigue. What I liked most about the character, Jason is that he was real. He, like us all had his flaws. The author didn’t try to make him some perfect hero, and we were taken along his investigation with a will for him to succeed.
I’d highly recommend this book if you’re looking for something a little different. 4.5 stars
Author Bio – Gordon Wallis is a 50 year old author based in Zimbabwe , Southern Africa. Born of British parents he has lived there all his life. A keen reader of thriller novels , particularly those set in Africa , he has travelled extensively in Africa , Europe , The Middle East and Asia. He runs a number of businesses in Zimbabwe and is single.
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