Last Seen in Lapaz
by Kwei Quartey
Publication Date: Feb 07, 2023
List Price: $27.95
Imprint: Soho Crime
Publisher: Soho Crime
Parent Company: Soho Crime
Kwei Quartey transports readers to Ghana with this riveting third installment in the Shamus Award-winning Private Investigator Emma Djan series.
When Nnamdi Ojukwu’s daughter, Ngozi, elopes with her boyfriend, Femi, Nnamdi appeals to Accra detective Emma Djan to investigate Ngozi’s whereabouts.
Weeks later, Femi is found murdered at his opulent residence in Accra, and Ngozi still has not been found. As Emma digs further, she discovers Femi was part of a network of sex traffickers in Europe and several West African countries. Migrants from Ghana and Nigeria are duped into thinking they are on their way to success and riches in Italy. But once there, they are manipulated into sex work with little chance of escape.
As successful as Femi was, he made a lot of enemies, all of whom had possible motives to kill him. The question is, which one of them did it? Not only does Emma have to hunt the killer down; she’s in a race against time to find Ngozi—that is, if she’s still alive.