FIRST-EVER stand-alone thriller by the international, bestselling authors
of the Detective Kubu series
FABULOUS Vietnamese-American FEMALE protagonist

STUNNING African and Vietnamese setting. Explores the relevant and devastating Rhinoceros trade.

When freelance journalist, Crystal Nguyen, heads to South Africa, she thinks she’ll be researching an article on rhino-horn smuggling for National Geographic, while searching for her missing colleague. But, within a week,
she’s been hunting poachers, hunted by their bosses, and then arrested in connection with a murder. And
everyone is after a briefcase full of money that may hold the key to everything.

Fleeing South Africa, she goes undercover in Vietnam, trying to discover the truth before she’s exposed by the local mafia. Discovering the plot behind the money is only half the battle. Now she must convince the South African authorities to take action before it’s too late. She has a shocking story to tell, if she survives long enough
to tell it…

Fast-paced, relevant and chilling, Dead of Night is a stunning new thriller that exposes one of the most vicious conflicts on the African continent.

Michael Stanley is the writing team of Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip. Both were born in South Africa and have worked in academia and business. On a flying trip to Botswana, they watched a pack of hyenas hunt, kill, and devour a wildebeest, eating both flesh and bones. That gave them the premise for theirxfirst mystery, A Carrion Death, which introduced Detective ‘Kubu’ Bengu of the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department. It was a finalist for five awards, including the CWA Debut Dagger. The series has been critically acclaimed, and their third book, Death of the Mantis, won the Barry Award and was a finalist for an Edgar award. Deadly Harvest was a finalist for an International Thriller Writers’ award. Dead of Night is their first stand-alone thriller.

My thoughts

I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I picked up this book to read. Suffice it to say it was great and had lots of ups and downs.

The story was simply amazing and loved the settings and the countries that they chose to use. It was interesting to see a multi country story.

I enjoyed the main character thinking they had what it takes to really survive.

This to me is a hidden gem and I can’t wait to see what else will come from this duo.

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