Mike is a Nigerian-born lawyer turned investment banker in the city of London. Despite career and financial success, he is not wholly happy with his job and his life. A chance encounter at the theatre with an old school friend launches him on a second career of public service back home in Nigeria. In addition to finding contentment in doing a worthwhile job, he also finds love, and marries Ronke, a fellow returnee from the UK, with whom he starts a family. Mike's problems begin when he refuses to succumb to the temptation of bending rules and cutting corners in the implementation of a big ports privatization project in which his erstwhile boss, a former minister who successfully runs for election as a state governor, has an interest. The governor's shadowy financial backers take a dim view of this, and devise a plan to coerce Mike into falling in line with their nefarious plans and teaching him a violent lesson in the realities of politics and business in Nigeria. However, their devious plans go horribly wrong, leading to fatalities that leave Mike deeply grief stricken from the loss of loved ones and single-mindedly committed to seeking vengeance. With the help of two maverick members of a mysterious elite unit within the Nigeria Police force, Mike sets out to bring his transgressors to justice. But how does one take on a serving governor with immunity from prosecution, and the shadowy business and criminal community with whom he is entwined? Mike and his friends develop a plan to do just that, which takes the saga at a fast pace through various parts of Nigeria, via Dubai and several cities of the US, to a final intriguing conclusion in a New York courtroom.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
AKINTUNDE AKINKUNMI was born and brought up in Ibadan, Nigeria. He attended medical school at the country's premier university - the University of Ibadan, followed by a stint of service with the Brigade of Guards of the Nigerian Army Thereafter he relocated to the United Kingdom in the late 1980s, and over the next twenty-five years combined service in the British Army Reserve with postgraduate training as a forensic psychiatrist, while earning a law degree along the way. He is the proud father of four daughters, to whom this first book of his is dedicated with great affection. He hopes the work of fiction will be the start of his fourth career - as a writer, as his medical, military, and legal careers gradually wind down. He is currently at work on his second book - Hubris: A Brief Political History of the Nigerian Armydrawing on his personal experience of service with the military establishment and from a painstaking private research work he has engaged in over several years on the subject matter.
ISBN: 978-0-9984796-0-6 (paperback) Page extent: 182pp
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