From internationally bestselling travel writer Will
Ferguson, author of HappinessT and Spanish Fly,
comes a novel both epic in its sweep and intimate in its portrayal
of human endurance.
A car tumbles through darkness down a snowy ravine.
A woman without a name walks out of a dust storm in sub-Saharan
And in the seething heat of Lagos City, a criminal cartel scours
the Internet, looking for victims.
Lives intersect. Worlds collide. And it all begins with a single
email: "Dear Sir, I am the daughter of a Nigerian diplomat, and
I need your help."
Will Ferguson takes readers deep into the labyrinth of lies that
is "419," the world''s most insidious Internet scam.
When Laura Curtis, a lonely editor in a cold northern city,
discovers that her father has died because of one such swindle, she
sets out to track down-and corner-her father''s killer. It is a
dangerous game she''s playing, however, and the stakes are higher
than she can ever imagine.
Woven into Laura''s journey is a mysterious woman from the
African Sahel with scars etched into her skin and a young man who
finds himself caught up in a web of violence and deceit.
And running through it, a dying father''s final words: "You,