Thursday, February 18, 2016

White Leopard by Laurent Guillaume

After a tragedy takes the lives of his wife and young son, Solo Camara leaves his police job in France to start his own P.I. office in the African country of Mali. With an “uncle” as a high ranking police officer in Bamako, Solo has protection and freedom in a country rife with corruption, making him very effective at closing cases.

Then his world is upended when a beautiful attorney asks for Solo’s help in getting her sister’s drug charges dropped. Solo succeeds only to have the drug mule turn up dead with her throat slit. Now the attorney wants revenge, and Solo is just the man to deliver.

In the noir tradition of The Maltese Falcon, this gritty tale is not for the squeamish or faint of heart.  It is fast-paced, brutally violent, and an altogether thrilling ride.

If you enjoyed Millennium series by Stieg Larsson, then this one’s for you.

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