A startlingly original tale of heartbreak and
A car tumbles down a snowy ravine. Accident or suicide?
On the other side of the world, a young woman walks out of a
sandstorm in sub-Saharan Africa. In the labyrinth of the Niger
Delta, a young boy learns to survive by navigating through the gas
flares and oil spills of a ruined landscape. In the seething heat
of Lagos City, a criminal cartel scours the internet looking for
Lives intersect, worlds collide, a family falls apart. And it
all begins with a single email: "Dear Sir, I am the son of an
exiled Nigerian diplomat, and I need your help ..."
419 takes readers behind the scene of the world's most
insidious internet scam. When Laura's father gets caught up in one
such swindle and pays with his life, she is forced to leave the
comfort of North America to make a journey deep into the dangerous
back streets and alleyways of the Lagos underworld to confront her
father's killer. What she finds there will change her life forever
From the internationally bestselling travel writer Will
Ferguson, author of Happiness™ and Spanish
Fly, comes a novel both epic in its sweep and intimate in its
portrayal of human suffering. It's a story of love in a time of
darkness, of one woman's search for redemption, and of a young boy
who will triumph above it all.