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Nick Brownlee is an author, journalist and sports aficionado. His passion for football and professional cycling have led to a role as writer and researcher for Motson's FA Cup Odyssey, Motson's World Cup Extravaganza and Fotheringham's Extraordinary Sporting Pastimes. Nick also runs his own freelance news agency and is the author of three crime fiction novels in the Jake and Jouma series set in Mombasa, Kenya, published by Piatkus.
Now fully updated, recording the “Wiggo” triumph of last year and providing a wealth of detail about the race, its location, history and participants. Nick Brownlee covers the Heroes and the Villains of the race, those who’ve strived against all the odds and those that cheated their way to the Yellow Jersey. Lots of entertaining trivia and records round out this entertaining and all-round tour of the Tour. Like for Like Reading French Revolution: Cycling the Tour de France, Tim Moore A Race for Madmen: The Extraordinary History of the Tour de France, Chris Sidwell
November 2008 Book of the Month. We are always pleased to welcome a new writer to one of our most popular genres, Nick Brownlee. He brings us a brilliant partnership in the form of Jake Moore and Daniel Jouma and gives us the fascinating back drop of Kenya instead of a British inner city or an American metropolis. It’s action packed and keeps you guessing and looks to be the first in a great new series.
The football world cup is the ultimate sporting event - and in 2014 it'll be even more exciting because it's taking place in Brazil, soccer's spiritual home. This handy guide to footballing's most unforgettable tournament contains everything you ever needed to know about World Cups past, present and future, with all the stats, facts and anecdotes at your fingertips. It includes lists of all the legendary players, classic matches and amazing goals from over the years, and provides expert predictions for Brazil 2014. This book is the ideal companion for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and is an essential read for all fans of footy facts and trivia.
Zwei verstummelte Leichen und ein gesprengtes Boot rufen den kenianischen Ermittler Daniel Jouma und den englischen Ex-Elitepolizisten Jake Moore auf den Plan. Gemeinsam kommt das ungewohnliche Duo einem Verbrecherring auf die Spur, dessen Netzwerk weit uber die Unterwelt von Mombasa hinausreicht. Wer sich nicht an die Spielregeln halt, wird eiskalt ausgeschaltet ... African Crime: realistisch wie Deon Meyer, packend wie Margie Orford.
Eine Serie mysterioser Todesfalle erschuttert Mombasa. Einem Baulowen ist jedes Mittel recht, um in dem kleinen Hafenort Jalawi ein exklusives Hotel zu errichten. Verkohlte Leichen inklusive. Die Ermittler Daniel Jouma und Jake Moore konnen sich da schnell die Finger verbrennen, und nicht nur das ...
Der "e;Kopfjager"e; macht Mombasa unsicher. Er enthauptet seine Opfer mit einer Machete und schickt die Kopfe anschlieend den Angehorigen. Als ein alter Freund ermordet wird, schwort Jake Moore Rache. Zusammen mit dem kenianischen Ermittler Daniel Jouma setzt er alles daran, den grausamen Killer unschadlich zu machen.
They call me the Headhunter...you may be familiar with my work.' It's Christmas and a machete-wielding predator with links to Kenya's most feared crime organisation is handing out severed heads as gifts. As The Headhunter's gruesome spree spreads to Mombasa, Inspector Daniel Jouma finds himself drawn once again into the island's toxic heart. Meanwhile, when an old friend becomes the killer's latest victim, fishing boat skipper Jake Moore decides it's personal - and sets out to avenge a grieving widow and her children. Two men. One target. Both set on a collision course with a conspiracy that threatens to turn Kenya into a tribal bloodbath. The stakes could not be higher. But can Jake and Jouma keep their heads - while all about them are losing theirs?
The Tour De France is one of the most revered, thrilling sporting events in the world, not to mention one of the most physically exhausting. Every year top cyclists from around the globe break speed records and push themselves harder and faster in pursuit of the legendary yellow jersey. Vive le Tour! is the ultimate guide to the competition's heroes, cheats, controversy, extreme terrain, triumphs and tragedy - on and off the trail. Now fully revised and updated, this edition reflects the huge interest generated in the Tour thanks to the recent success of British cyclists, the high-profile launch of Team Sky in 2010 and the fact that the event once again returns to freeview TV (ITV 4). Vive Le Tour! is your essential companion to this awe-inspiring event, with a wealth of tales and trivia drawn from the Tour's century-long history.
Revised and updated World Cup trivia book to capitalise on World Cup fever in 2010 Attractive and eye-catching gift book format The World Cup is footballing Nirvana - the ultimate global competition, where the world's greatest footballing nations battle it out as the world watches. The Amazing World Cup Compendium contains a wealth of illuminating and essential trivia on the facts and history of the World Cup. This is the perfect guide to everything about the competition: legendary players; great matches; goals and the personalities that have passed through the ages. The book is the ideal companion for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and is a must-read for every fan of footy facts and trivia.
Just when Inspector Daniel Jouma believes calm has returned to Mombasa, all hell has broken loose. Bodies are piling up in the morgue, Jouma's new boss wants answers - and the mayor wants him out. Meanwhile, bulldozers are hurtling towards Jake Moore's stomping ground. Ever the hero, the maverick cop turned fishing-boat skipper faces up to the might of Kenya's most ruthless - and dangerous - developer. Then a chilling secret, long thought to be buried in the ashes of a deadly inferno, brings the crime-busting duo together once again. And Jake and Jouma are about to discover that, when you play with fire, someone always gets burned . . .