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Darko Dawson has just been promoted to chief inspector in the Ghana Police Service - the promotion even comes with a (rather modest) salary bump. But he doesn't have long to celebrate, because his new boss is transferring him from Accra, Ghana's capital, out to remote Obuasi in the Ashanti region, an area now notorious for the illegal exploitation of its gold mines.
When Dawson arrives at the Obuasi headquarters, he finds it in complete disarray. The office is a mess of uncatalogued evidence and cold case files, morale is low, and discipline among officers is lax. On only his second day on the job, the body of a Chinese mine owner is unearthed in his own gold quarry. As Dawson investigates the case, he quickly learns how dangerous it is to pursue justice in this kingdom of illegal gold mines, where the worst offenders have so much money they have no fear of the law.
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By itinerant on 03-02-18
This is a nice book and a solid four stars, but is a bit leisurely in the telling for my tastes: a lot of explanation of mundane activities leading to too-long-delayed insights, without the good excuse of fascinating local color, just a lot of slow-walking the news . . . . But I knew nothing about gold mining in Ghana by Chinese before, and now I feel that I do, so that's a good thing.