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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: When Trouble Sleeps by Leye Adenle @leyeadenle @cassavarepublic

When Trouble Sleeps
by Leye Adenle

Spotlighting what looks to be an exciting thriller - take a look at why you should consider picking this one up!

Amaka Mbadiwe returns in this gripping sequel to the award-winning Easy Motion Tourist, and trouble isn’t far behind her.
The self-appointed saviour of Lagos’ sex workers, Amaka may have bitten off more than she can chew this time as she finds herself embroiled in a political scandal. When a plane crash kills the state gubernatorial candidate, the party picks a replacement who is assured of winning the election: Chief Ojo. But Amaka knows the skeletons that lurk in Chief Ojo’s closet, including what took place at the Harem, the secret sex club on the outskirts of Lagos that he frequents.
Amaka is the only person standing between Chief Ojo and election victory, and he sends hired guns Malik and Shehu after her. Caught in a game of survival, against a backdrop of corruption, violence, sex and sleaze, Amaka must find a way to outwit her bloodthirsty adversaries.
Leye Adenle pulls back the curtain on the seedy underbelly of Lagos once again in this gritty and compelling thriller.
This highly anticipated sequel to Easy Motion Tourist from Cassava Republic Press plunges readers into a thrilling world of sex workers, greed, political intrigue, blackmail and murder. 
The Amaka series by award-winning author Leye Adenle, is the perfect introduction to the world of Naija Noir, trading in the chill of Scandi Noir for the tumultuous heat of the megacity Lagos. This compelling thriller showcases Africa’s most populous country at both its most glamorous and its most sordid. Immersing the reader in a world of corruption, scandal and sleaze, When Trouble Sleeps proves why Naija Noir is the next big thing in crime fiction. 
When Trouble Sleeps moves at a relentless pace full of twists and turns, and with a complex and intriguing female character at its core. This is story telling at its best from an award-winning author fast making a name for himself in the crime fiction world. 

Leye Adenle is the author of the award-winning Easy Motion Tourist, and a contributor to Lagos Noir (Akashic Books, 2018) and Sunshine Noir (White Sun Books, 2016). His short story ‘The Assassin’ was shortlisted for the CWA Short Story Dagger 2017. Leye is from a family of writers, the most famous of whom was his grandfather, Oba Adeleye Adenle I, a former king of Oshogbo in South West Nigeria. Leye lives in London. He has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Open Book’ and is a regular panelist at literary and crime festivals.

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