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Hell's Gate by Richard Crompton
  

Hell's Gate

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An African Kenyan-based police novel. It is the second outing for former Maasai Warrior Mollel who has a strange and volatile brother. In book one they leave the reservation to make good in the city. Mollel becomes a policeman with a strict sense of honesty and doing what is ‘right’. He is used to go undercover to expose a serious racket. Involving poaching, the Chinese, huge sums of money and corruption, it is full of local colour.

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. After annoying his superiors in the Nairobi police force with his unconventional and uncompromising detective work, former Maasai warrior Mollel finds himself posted to Hell – Maili Ishirini, a neglected little town on the edge of the dramatic national park, Hell’s Gate. Once again struggling to gain acceptance as an outsider thrust into a close-knit community, Mollel discovers undercurrents of tension beneath the town’s quiet surface, and a web of corruption and deceit is uncovered. Fast-paced, elegantly written and beautifully plotted.
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Synopsis

Hell's Gate by Richard Crompton

It must have been someone's idea of a joke. Too many offended egos back at headquarters, too many influential people unhappy with him in Nairobi. And yet, with his record, almost impossible to dismiss. So where had they sent Mollel? Straight to Hell. When Mollel, a former Maasai warrior turned detective, ends up in a small, fly-blown town on the edge of a national park, it looks as if his career has taken a nose-dive. His colleagues are a close-knit group and they have not taken kindly to a stranger in their midst. Mollel suspects they are guilty of the extortion and bribery that plague the force, but when the body of a flower worker turns up in the local lake, he wonders if they might be involved in something more disturbing...For all is not as it seems in Hell's Gate. Amid rumours of a local death squad, disappearances and blackmail, Mollel is forced not only to confront his Maasai heritage, but also to ask himself where justice truly lies. In upholding the law, is he doing what is right?

About the Author

Richard Crompton

Richard Crompton is an ex-BBC journalist who moved to East Africa several years ago with his wife, a human rights lawyer who worked on the Rwanda genocide trials. Richard won the DAILY TELEGRAPH SHORT STORY AWARD in 2010.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

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Richard Crompton

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Hardback

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Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780297867982

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