30 May 2012

One Man's rite, A Nation's Passage

Eden's Diamond
By Damian Hono

From a seemingly insignificant murder of a girl, to high stake lobbyists, the story’s pendulum swings to a massacre in Namibia and to missing diamonds in Southern Africa. Eden's Diamond explores the themes of murder, conspiracy, greed and corruption; which combined, sets the stage for a bloody revolution in the most populous black nation on earth - Nigeria. In the end, Eden’s Diamond will best be remembered as a story of love; the glory of a people’s unity; and a tragic hero’s ultimate sacrifice.

The Plot
Niki, an undergraduate dies under suspicious circumstances. Datti, her boyfriend, and a member of a dreaded campus cult flees the city. About the same time, a French oil giant throws its financial might behind a retired General in the presidential elections. The nation’s minister of Justice has to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a South African mercenary, Rudolf Weilbach whom it is learnt fought along sides the new president in the ‘70s; also coming to light is the fact that Weilbach was Niki’s father.
A reign of blood, terror, and intimidation sweeps across the land as the president desperately tries to keep the secrets of his past buried. And so from a seemingly insignificant murder of a girl, to high stake lobbyists, the story’s pendulum swings to a massacre in Namibia, to missing diamonds in Southern Africa, and then on to the courageous revolution of the people against the status quo. In the end, Eden’s Diamond will best be remembered as a story of love; the glory of a people’s unity; and a hero’s ultimate sacrifice.

Genre: Crime & mystery
ISBN: 978-1-905809-01-1
Publication Date: 31 July 2006
Edition/Format: 1st/Paperback
Book Size: 210 x 148 mm, 376pp

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