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Legitimate Business

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Legitimate Business

By Michael Niemann

Coffeetown Press, Paperback, 9781603815871, 218pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2017

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Description
Ritu Roy, a constable with an all-female United Nations peacekeeping unit in Darfur, Sudan, has been shot dead. Her superiors call it a random shooting. Her best friend thinks otherwise. She's found a bullet casing from a sniper's rifle, an uncommon weapon in the refugee camp. The case remains closed until Valentin Vermeulen arrives to conduct a routine audit. As an investigator with the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services, his job is to ferret out fraud. The casing is the first clue that Ritu may have stumbled onto a major criminal operation.
Solving the mystery of Ritu's death leads Vermeulen down a perilous path. With the help of journalist Tessa Bishonga, he visits the hidden camp of a notorious rebel leader. On the streets of Port Sudan he dodges a parade of shady characters. In the end, Vermeulen must expose the players in the not so "legitimate" business of supplying weapons to Sudan ... before they can hunt him down. Book 1 in the Valentin Vermeulen Thriller series.
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