By Will Ferguson
A motor vehicle tumbles via darkness down a snowy ravine. a lady and not using a identify walks out of a dirt typhoon in Africa. And within the seething warmth of Lagos urban, a legal cartel scours the net, trying to find victims.
Lives intersect. Worlds collide. And all of it starts with a unmarried e-mail: 'Dear Sir, i'm the daughter of a Nigerian diplomat, and that i want your help...'
without delay a chilling mystery a few lonely lady avenging her father's demise and an epic portrait of morality and corruption around the globe, Will Ferguson's Giller Prize-winning novel plunges into the labyrinth of lies that's '419', the world's such a lot insidious web scam.
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The train set off, hit up a fast clip. People piled in and out at intermediate stations. 56 Pigface contemptuously ignored Mowry, watched the passing landscape with lordly disdain, ﬁnally fell asleep and let his mouth hang open. He was twice as hoglike in his slumbers, and would have attained nearperfection with a lemon in his mouth. Thirty miles from Radine, the door from the coach ahead slammed open and a civilian policeman entered. He was accompanied by two burly, hard-faced characters in plain clothes.
No reporter, no editor would pass it up if he could help it; therefore the papers had passed it up because they could not help it. Somebody high in authority had clamped down upon them with the heavy hand of censorship. Somebody with considerable power had been driven into making a weak countermove. That was a start, anyway. Mowry’s ﬁrst waspish buzzings had forced authority to interfere with the press. What’s more, the countermove was feeble and ineffective, serving only as a stopgap while ofﬁcials beat their brains for more decisive measures.
That received the same treatment, the cop looking it over as if doing a routine chore, the other two surveying it more critically and with unconcealed suspicion. ’ It passed the triple scrutiny, was given back along with the ticket and identity card. The recipient’s face showed vast relief. The cop picked on the next passenger. ’ Mowry, seated two-thirds of the way along the coach, observed this performance with much curiosity and a little apprehension. His 57 feelings boosted to alarm when they reached the seventh passenger.