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Juba Good

(Ray Robertson #1)

3.49  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Juba, South Sudan.

RCMP Sergeant Ray Robertson has spent eleven and a half months serving with the United Nations in the world's newest country. He's tired of the chaotic traffic and jostling crowds that fill the narrow streets. Tired of the choking red dust that blows into the capital from the desert. He can't wait to get back to his wife and kids--and back to policing a w
Paperback, 119 pages
Published April 1st 2014 by Orca Book Publishers
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Monica Willyard
Mar 12, 2018 rated it liked it
This is short fiction, something you can finish in about an hour. It’s an interesting mystery with a promising plot and wonderfully detailed scenery. I think I would enjoy this book more at full length because the author really tried her best to create an interesting mystery, sympathetic characters, dastardly villains, and to educate the reader about South Sudan. She seems to care deeply for the people there, and that did show through clearly. Still, it was a tall order to fill in a small amount ...more
Sep 30, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very good read for a novella with some unexpectedly good character development, great use of the graphically described setting and conditions and a twist leading to the ending that I didn't see coming but should have! The ending was not exactly what I would have liked to see but it was probably the most likely under the circumstances. This novella is just a bit too long for a Laundromat read as I had to finish the last couple of chapters after I got home but it is another example of Vi ...more
Mar 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a small book,119 pages of fairly big font. However, I found it most interesting. It took me to South Sudan, Africa, a place I will probably never visit and placed me in the lives of the local residents and a Canadian Mounted Police UN peace trainer t trying to convince everyone that a serial killer is doing damage.. Though I would consider this a short story, I found it quite interesting and I really liked the ending. Would recommend it to anyone who wants a quick but very good read.
Alison Edwards
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ereader
Could have been interesting, however, due to the formatting of a rapid reads novel, does not get in depth enough to do the topic justice.
May 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: world-mystery
A bonus star for setting.
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Crime plot, slow at first, but second half good and next two rated higher. Short.
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