Gold of Our Fathers

Gold of Our Fathers

Book - 2016
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Darko Dawson returns in Kewi Quartey's atmospheric crime series. Gold of Our Fathers sees him promoted to Chief Inspector in the Ghana Police Service. But he doesn't have long to celebrate, because his new boss is transferring him from Accra, Ghana's capital, out to remote Obuasi in the Ashanti region, an area now notorious for the illegal exploitation of its gold mines. On his second day, he finds the body of a Chinese mine owner in his own gold quarry. Dawson quickly learns that the offenders here have more money than fear of the law.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Soho Crime,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781616956301
Characteristics: xi, 348 pages : map


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Jul 23, 2017

I picked this up when the bookmobile came, not realizing it was the 4th in a series. My strong preference is to begin with the 1st, but enough backstory was given that I didn't feel lost. I like police procedurals, which this is, especially when they also give information on the detective's family life. I also enjoy learning about a cultural setting new to me. Darko Dawson is a man of integrity in a culture full of corruption, Ghana being taken advantage of, in this case, by rich Chinese who illegally dig for gold, aided and abetted by rich Westerners, all without any concern for the cost to the environment. I will definitely go back and read the first 3 in the series. Highly recommended.

Aug 12, 2016

This novel made me very curious about Ghana, it's culture and the way of life there. Illegal gold mining and a corrupt system make an interesting scenario for a murder mystery.

Jul 06, 2016

Who knew that Ghana is a major source of illegal gold and that people from other countries are devastating the forests to get it? Darko Dawson is taking on his new job--picking up the pieces after the head of the CID in Obuasi dies, leaving stacks of work in his office. However, all is not boring paperwork. There are murders to solve and thieves stealing gold. Again Quartey's background of the culture and description of the country made me feel as though I am there as Darko deals with his family, co-workers, and bad guys. This series gets better with each book.

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