No Prisoners Taken

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Book Guild, 2003 - Nigerian fiction (English) - 96 pages
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A pacy thriller set against the background of the terror reign of the 4-1-9 mafia-style syndicate that thrived during the loathed regime of General Abacha of Nigeria. The astute syndicate is still making international news from time to time , with their clever false letters of credit and financial scams. They took their name from the Nigerian Advanced Fee Fraud Criminal Code Section 4-1-9. Bloody face-offs galore!! Nonetheless, the struggling judicial system fights back successfully, now and then.
"NO PRISONERS TAKEN"- Book Review by JACOB CROUCHER, ALTON GAZETTE, HAMPSHIRE, UK. Peter Ofondu returns to Nigeria to battle the sinister Mafia-esque 4-1-9 syndicate, who thrived under the rule of General Abacha. Peter's father, a titled chief, has just been killed, his car caught in the middle of a firefight between two rival 4-1-9 factions and Peter is determined to avenge his death.
The story moves along swiftly enough thanks to William's unpretentious narrative style; the fairly uncomplicated plot also makes for some enjoyable reading. Indeed, the reviewer found himself hungry for more details and descriptions of the customs and social structure of William's native Nigeria.
The book can be finished in a matter of hours, ideal for a long journey, a flight for example. It sure beats screaming children and low budget B-movies. William has written an accessible and enjoyable, if too brief book. - JACOB CROUCHER
 

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