Simon Miller

Ebolowa by Simon Miller

It’s 1974. Chicago Private Eye Harry Kaplan is on the trail of a guy who went missing in Cameroon nearly twenty years ago. The Arab oil embargo is pushing gas prices through the roof and the super powers are scrambling all over Africa again, not least Cameroon's neighbour Nigeria with its oil conveniently accessible to the West. The case is supposed to be about a family tragedy but all the early clues point to the murky world of geopolitics and people in power. The book is based on a true story of courage, complicity and murder.

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About Simon Miller

Simon Miller used to teach history at university (Manchester, Essex, Cambridge, Belfast and UC Davis) with published work on the Mexican Revolution and the English culture of land and landscape but was always drawn to a more flexible genre of writing about the past, like crime fiction and thrillers.

His first thriller, The Wrong Domino, was shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger.

His second book, Ebolowa, has all the pleasures of an exciting thriller mixed in with some fascinating details of West African political history and French colonialism.

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