Diamond mining should be easy; Especially in an area famous for large gems. But the secrets lurking at Fona are bigger than any of them
It’s 1990 and Geologist Sam Harris goes to West Africa to work in the diamond fields of Fona. She is soon involved with a cast of characters who operate in a dangerous mix of superstition, cultural practices and ignorance (mostly her own).
When she uncovers the tale of a massive diamond missing since a rebel attack during the civil war, the stakes are raised even higher. Add a love triangle and a jealous woman who wants her dead, and Sam is in trouble again.
Where is the Star of Simbako? Is Sam going to survive the chaos?
The Star of Simbako is the third book in the riveting Sam Harris Adventure series of international thrillers. If you like female protagonists, complex twists and turns, and exotic locations, then you'll love PJ Skinner's thrilling novel.
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This book is based on visits made to the Paramount Chiefdoms of West Africa. Despite being nominally Christian communities, Voodoo practices are still part of daily life out there. This often leads to conflicts of interest.
Combine this with the horrific ritual of FGM and it makes for a potent cocktail of conflicting loyalties. Sam is pulled into this life by her friend, Adanna, and soon finds herself involved in goings on that she doesn’t understand.
This book is written in British English, so some of the spellings may be different to those you are used to. They are not typos. If you spot a genuine typo please alert me to it and I will fix immediately.