Edgy and brutal, Wilson's The Big Killing is a wild ride through the lawless territory of West Africa, where greed rules and bodies lie trampled in its wake like so much fertilizer. If possible, the Dark Continent has become even darker, as portrayed by Wilson, while the lush natural bounty and untapped resources are attacked by raptors with the power to plunder and destroy with impunity.
The Big Killing" is my first Robert Wilson book. West Africa is no paradise, and Wilson shows us this. It's corrupt and violent, with miles of distance between the haves and the have-nots. It is the second in his series of mysteries featuring Bruce Medway, British expatriate living in the Ivory Coast. Since it was in the bargain book section, I went ahead and picked up the third and fourth books. Despite the fact that it has been decades since the region has been under direct European Imperial rule, one of the central issues, Wilson reminds us, is that the Europeans never left.
The Big Killing book. Robert Wilson hit the big time with novels set in Spain and Portugal; this is one of the . Unless he can get to the bottom of the mystery, Medway knows that for the savage killer out there in the African night, he is the next target. novels set in West Africa which he wrote back in the nineties. You couldn't really pick a better locale for the jaded, world-weary sensibility of the classic private eye yarn.
AUTHOR CONFIDENTIAL No. 2 in the Bruce Medway series.
SYNOPSIS Bruce Medway, freelance fixer and negotiator, is stuck in the Ivory Coast waiting on his master's pleasure, drinking too much and having dangerous ideas, with no Heike or Bagado to save him. When Fat Paul, a porn merchant, persuades him to make an unusual delivery of a video and a friend from the old country asks him to chaperone a young diamond dealer, Bruce sees cash, expenses and possibilities writ large. AUTHOR CONFIDENTIAL No.
The Big Killing The Bruce Medway Mysteries.
As a fixer, Bruce Medway makes his living doing things other people don’t want to do. And in the seedier corners of West Africa, there are plenty of tasks that need doing. For example, porn producer Fat Paul needs someone to deliver a video to the Ivory Coast, but the recipients will only trust a white man to make a drop. A Syrian millionaire wants Bruce to travel to Korhogo to fire someone on his payroll. The Big Killing The Bruce Medway Mysteries.
The big killing/Robert Wilson. 1st Harvest ed. p. c. (A Harvest book). I'm Fat Paul, who are you?' 'Bruce Medway. The white man no wan' come to Abidjan, he no wanbe seen there, he have his own problems, I donno wh. 'Why don't you just go to Korhogo and cut out the middlemen?'
The big killing/Robert Wilson. What they got here that's any good, Bruce?' 'Pineapple fritters. 'Why don't you just go to Korhogo and cut out the middlemen?' 'We'-he pointed to himself who could easily pass for plural-'we no wango Korhogo, too much far, too much long.
Robert Wilson (born 1957) is a British crime writer currently resident in Portugal. He is the son of an RAF fighter pilot, and has a degree in English from Oxford. Wilson is the author of the Bruce Medway series, set in and around Benin, West Africa, and the Javier Falcón series, set largely in Seville, Spain. He is also the author of the espionage novel The Company of Strangers and A Small Death In Lisbon, which consists of a historically split narrative, and won the CWA Gold Dagger in 1999
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An evocative and atmospheric thriller set along the part of the African coast they used to call the White Man’s Grave, The Big Killing is the second novel to feature Bruce Medway Bruce Medway, go-between and fixer for traders in steamy West Africa, smells trouble when he’s approached by a porn merchant to deliver a video to a secret location. Unless Medway can get to the bottom of the mystery, he knows that for the savage killer out there in the African night, he is the next targe. hriller & Crime. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. However, I'm not so sure if that was a bit of a hasty decision in the end.