Those Who Love Night (Yudel Gordon #5)
When Abigail Bukula, a young lawyer in the South African Justice Department, learns that the secret son of her aunt, who died in a massacre years ago, has been arrested by the Zimbabwean government, she races to his aid. Sheâ€™s as determined as ever, but perhaps a bit naive as well. Accused of being a part of the so-called Harare Seven, her cousin is being held as a poli
i had real problems with this goof ball book and it being so overwrought at times rolle ...more
SETTING: South Africa; Zimbabwe
SERIES: #2 of 2
Abigail Bukula is a lawyer in South Africa who is well respected for her assertiveness in court. When she is called by a Zimbabwean lawyer named Krisj Patel to help free seven dissidents (“Harare Seven”) who had been picked up by that country’s Central Intelligence Organization (CIO), she at first says no. The CIO denied taking the dissidents; however, as their reputation for providing violent soluti ...more
While it was definitely a change from Agatha Christie and P.D. James in some ways, in others it wasn't so far off. The bizarre romantic themes throughout reminded me of some love-lorn Christie characters. Or maybe just movies from the 1940s. I dunno.
The African politics, mostly modern (post-apartheid) South Africa and Mugabe's Zimbabwe, are an interesting setting for a mystery, though this isn't a typical mystery ...more
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Authors, please don't give me an accomplished (by description) female lead that ends up being weak, silly, attracted to bad men in powerful positions that can buy her things, and entirely dependent on men for any sort of success.