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The Ibis Tapestry (Paperback)

Author:  Mike Nicol
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0679780955
ISBN-13: 9780679780953
Sku: 30451659
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  209
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When a dead man's laptop computer is mysteriously delivered to Robert Poley, he abandons work on his latest "airport" thriller to investigate the murder of the computer's previous owner, Christo Mercer.

Poley discovers that Mercer was an illegal arms trader, fatally stabbed in a remote town in the Sahara. His life was haunted by nightmares of his past, and by his clandestine involvement with a ruthless rebel. Poley begins to recognize a pattern of corruption as severe as South Africa's in the aftermath of apartheid. A chilling story of murder that masterfully evokes South Africa's recent past.

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When a dead man's laptop computer is mysteriously delivered to Robert Poley, he abandons work on his latest "airport" thriller to investigate the murder of the computer's previous owner, Christo Mercer. Poley discovers that Mercer was an illegal arms trader, fatally stabbed in a remote town in the Sahara. His life was haunted by nightmares of his past, and by his clandestine involvement with a ruthless rebel. Poley begins to recognize a pattern of corruption as severe as South Africa's in the aftermath of apartheid. A chilling story of murder that masterfully evokes South Africa's recent past.An audacious departure for the internationally acclaimed South African novelist--a thriller with all the searing immediacy of today's headlines.
Who was Christo Mercer, and why was he brutally stabbed to death in a remote Saharan town? For Robert Poley, an unhappy writer of political thril-lers, the welcome distraction posed by this question has become an obsession. With the mysterious delivery of a laptop computer and a cryptic E-mail message, he finds himself slowly entwined in the vagaries that constituted Mercer's life and death. An illegal-arms trader haunted by his nightmares, his past, and his clandestine involvement with a ruthless rebel-- and with Christopher Marlowe's Tamburlaine the Great --Mercer lived on the grand stage of history, yet remained obscured by shadows until his seemingly fated demise. Now, piece by piece, in a complex web of social, political, personal, and fictional disclosures, the intricacies of Mercer's troubled psyche begin to reveal a pattern as corrupt as South Africa's in the aftermath of apartheid--years of judicial inquiry, the Truth Commission, and continued social unrest.
With alchemical bravura, Mike Nicol turns history into fiction and fiction into history, bringing to allegorical life the haunting story of a murder emblematic of South Africa's recent past.


From the Hardcover edition.In post-apartheid South Africa, Robert Poley, an author specializing in mystery thrillers, investigates the death of Christo Mercer, an illegal arms trader secretly involved with a ruthless rebel
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A man named Christo Mercer is stabbed to death in a remote African village. A thriller-writer becomes obsessed with the case, and with the facts of Mercer's life and death.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0209
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books USA
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