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In Tanzania, East Africa the most dangerous predator walks on two legs. In a land where death is a constant, a serial killer is on the loose. The authorities believe the Missionary Jadwin Ross to be that beast. Even he is not sure if anyone is truly innocent - least of all himself... Set in modern Africa, THE MISSIONARY AND THE BRUTE is a literary novel that follows the tw...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published November 20th 2011 by CreateSpace
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Cee Martinez
The opening of this strange, cold tale set in the heart of sweltering Tanzania is a good one. Missionary Jadwin Ross is being pummeled in a creaky interrogation room, accused of a murder he did not commit. There is hardly a better way to open a book, and it hooked me instantly. Ross, as a character, is very clearly defined. Lusty, apathetic at times, and even mean-spirited, Ross is not your garden variety missionary.

He is in charge of a small village in Tanzania, and a flock of American visitor...more
Jeannette M
I won this book from Good Reads Giveaways and just finished it.

John Kenworthy is a fairly good writer - he is very good at setting the stage and vividly describing Tanzania without being too verbose or losing the reader's attention.

However, two things prevented me from really enjoying this book. First, is I found the main character "The Missionary" entirely unlikeable. I didn't care about what was happening to him which made me less interested in finding out what was going to happen to him. Se...more
Bobby
What started as a lazy read becomes an overwhelmingly intriguing novel taking place in the daytime darkness of Tanzania. Jadwin Ross, the missionary, is the perfect character to keep you guessing throughout as to his innocence or guilt. Be aware, the on-going battle between good and evil (and in this case predator or prey) is descriptive and violent. This tale is a journey to be taken with a seat belt and maybe a lifeline. It took me 2 days to read the first 50 pages and 1 afternoon to read the...more
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Feb 13, 2012 John Kenworthy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
"[Kenworthy’s] written such a page-turner."
- Suzzy Roche, "Wayward Saints"

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Born in Newton, Iowa where Jack Kerouac was famously stopped for speeding in On The Road and where Jack London spent a few years writing essays, I grew up with a decided literary intent. Further, having the Alcott's as my familial antecedents didn't hurt my predilection for putting pen to the page either.

My first published work was writing sleazy fiction for Easyriders, Biker and V-Twin magazines....more
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