419Book - 2012
A car tumbles through darkness down a snowy ravine.
A woman without a name walks out of a dust storm in sub-Saharan Africa.
And in the seething heat of Lagos City, a criminal cartel scours the Internet, looking for victims.
Lives intersect. Worlds collide. And it all begins with a single email: " Dear Sir, I am the daughter of a Nigerian diplomat, and I need your help… "
Will Ferguson takes readers deep into the labyrinth of lies that is "419," the world's most insidious Internet scam.
When Laura Curtis, a lonely editor in a cold northern city, discovers that her father has died because of one such swindle, she sets out to track down--and corner--her father's killer. It is a dangerous game she's playing, however, and the stakes are higher than she can ever imagine.
Woven into Laura's journey is a mysterious woman from the African Sahel with scars etched into her skin and a young man who finds himself caught up in a web of violence and deceit.
And running through it, a dying father's final words: " You, I love. "
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ser_library Jul 13, 2013
interesting to skim
ontherideau Mar 20, 2013
Sometimes I hear a news story about a scam and I wonder how anyone would fall for it- then along comes Will Ferguson and makes it believable.
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