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.
Ex-Flying Squad cop Jake Moore’s career was cut short by a bullet; ten years on, he runs a game fishing business that is about to go to the wall. But old habits die hard, and when cerebral Mombasa detective Daniel Jouma - seemingly the only good policeman in a city where corruption is king - asks for his help in solving a baffling murder case, he cannot help but become involved.
The mangled body of a street criminal has been washed up on the beach and a fishing boat skipper and his bait boy have blown up in the water. When Jake and Jouma look closer, they discover that not only are the murders linked, but the conspiracy surrounding them stretches far beyond the reaches of Africa - and has deadly implications for everyone concerned.
This gripping crime thriller strips away Kenya’s tourist glitz and exposes the country’s dark and treacherous underbelly beneath.
'BAIT is an intriguing debut, brimming with action, memorable characters, and a fascinating Kenyan setting. Jouma and Jake are a pair to watch' Jeff Abbott
‘BAIT is a fresh debut by a writer of exceptional promise who brings a confident and vibrant slant to the crime genre…I have no fear that this is the start of a powerful new series from a new and vibrant voice’ SHOTS MAGAZINE
Publication date: 04/12/2008
Publisher: Piatkus Books
|Publication date:||4th December 2008|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
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.More About Nick Brownlee