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Author: Helon Habila
Publisher: Bath : Windsor/Paragon, 2011.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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"From the desks of Nigeria's newsrooms, two journalists are recruited to find the kidnapped wife of a British oil engineer. Zaq, an infamous media hack, knows what's in store, but Rufus, a keen young journalist eager to get himself noticed, has no idea what he's let himself in for. Journeying into the oil-rich regions of South Africa, where militants rule and the currency dealt in is the lives of hostages, Rufus  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction)
Large type books
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helon Habila
ISBN: 9781445854632 1445854635 9781445854649 1445854643
OCLC Number: 720534190
Notes: Originally published: London: Hamish Hamilton, 2010.
Description: 253 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Helon Habila.

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"From the desks of Nigeria's newsrooms, two journalists are recruited to find the kidnapped wife of a British oil engineer. Zaq, an infamous media hack, knows what's in store, but Rufus, a keen young journalist eager to get himself noticed, has no idea what he's let himself in for. Journeying into the oil-rich regions of South Africa, where militants rule and the currency dealt in is the lives of hostages, Rufus soon finds himself acting as intermediary between editor, husband, captive and soldier. As he follows the trail of the missing woman, the love for the 'story' becomes about much more than just uncovering her whereabouts, and instead becomes a mission to seek out and expose the truth. In a cruel twist of fate, Rufus finds himself taking on Zaq's role much more literally than he ever anticipated, and in the midst of a seemingly endless, harrowing war, he learns that truth can often be a bitter pill to swallow . . ."--Publisher.

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