By Will Ferguson
A automobile tumbles via darkness down a snowy ravine. a girl with no identify walks out of a dirt typhoon in Africa. And within the seething warmth of Lagos urban, a legal cartel scours the net, searching for victims.
Lives intersect. Worlds collide. And all of it starts with a unmarried electronic mail: 'Dear Sir, i'm the daughter of a Nigerian diplomat, and that i desire your help...'
right now a chilling mystery a few lonely girl avenging her father's demise and an epic portrait of morality and corruption around the globe, Will Ferguson's Giller Prize-winning novel plunges into the labyrinth of lies that's '419', the world's so much insidious net scam.
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She yanked Mattie into the lavatory, and felt cold Diet Coke spilling down the front of her sweater. It seeped through her T-shirt to her stomach. Mattie let out another wail of protest, but in he went. With her shoulder, Susan quickly pushed the door shut behind her— right in the man’s face. She still had a ﬁrm grip on Mattie’s hand. Whining, he twisted around and tried to sit down on the restroom ﬂoor. He kept Woody ﬁrmly tucked under his other arm. “That’s enough out of you, young man,” Susan barked, pulling him up.
They hurried up a short dirt path, past a Dumpster and some recycling bins, to a chalet-style, white stucco hut. Susan noticed a paved pathway that wound around from the front of the store, intersecting with this trail. There was a bicycle rack and a phone station at the junction point. The hut housed the men’s restroom on one side and the women’s on the other. Pulling Mattie by the hand, she headed toward the women’s side. ” he shrieked. He must have noticed the international women’s symbol by the door.
There are other people here, trying to enjoy a nice, quiet meal. ” She reached across the table and gently pried his hand away from the man’s grasp. “We were just having fun,” the man said—with a crooked smile and a slightly wounded look. He sat back in his chair. ” “Yeah, Mom. Don’t be a boil’s port,” her son chimed in. VICIOUS 25 Susan took Mattie’s sandwich and fries, quickly wrapped them up, and loaded them in the Arby’s bag. “It’s getting late, and we need to skedaddle,” she said, not looking at the man.
419 by Will Ferguson