The Helpers: An International Tale of Espionage and Corruption

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Apr 20, 2014 - Fiction - 500 pages

On the surface, Congo seems to be having the usual rebel conflict. Behind the scenes is a different story. "The Helpers" - a very powerful underground organization whose members include international businessmen and high priests, are determined to maintain a stronghold on the natural resources of Congo. When American journalist, Jenny Osborne, and her photojournalist, John Spencer, arrive in Kinshasa to report on the rebel situation, they soon discover that things are not as they seem. 


Monsieur Lance Lemmand, a veteran French Intelligence Officer in DRC, suspects the hand of “The Helpers” in the current political unrest. He enlists his protégé, the brilliant and handsome Pierre-Jean Philippe, to help him investigate. When Kai, a local schoolgirl, who is hiding a deep dark secret, decides to take action, she seeks out Jenny for help. Kai gives Jenny damaging information that could bring down “The Helpers.” When “The Helpers” find out, they go after Jenny with a vengeance. They will stop at nothing to prevent her from exposing them.


Jenny finds herself on the run, caught in a web of intrigue, espionage and assassinations, spanning from Congo to Europe, and as far reaching as the United States. Her only hope is to find Lance and Pierre who are out of reach. Will Jenny survive long enough to achieve her ultimate goal, fulfill her duty to Kai and sort out her feelings for Pierre? Will Lance and Pierre find her before it is too late? Or will “The Helpers” silence them once and for all.


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About the author (2014)

Nelson is an award-winning author whose first is novel was "Nightmare Along the River Nile." The story is set in Uganda and Sudan and it is about a student who was abducted by the Lords's Resistance Army (LRA) and sold into slavery. The story was inspired by actual events that happened to many young people in Northern Uganda in the 1990s. Nelson's second novel "The Helpers" is an international tale of espionage and corruption, which is set in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Europe and United States. Although the story is fictitious, much of its background was inspired by historical events that happened during colonial times.

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