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A Carrion Death - Introducing Detective Kubu

Michael Stanley

Smashed skull, snapped ribs, and a cloying smell of carrion. Leave the body for the hyenas to devour-no body, no case. But when Kalahari game rangers stumble on a human corpse midmeal, it turns out the murder wasn't perfect after all. Enough evidence is left to suggest foul play. Detective David "Kubu" Bengu of the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department is assigned to the case. The detective's personality and physique match his moniker. The nickname "Kubu" is Setswana for "hippopotamus"-a seemingly docile creature, but one of the deadliest on the continent. Beneath Kubu's pleasant surface lies the same unwavering resolve that makes the hippopotamus so deceptively dangerous. Both will trample everything in their path to reach an objective. From the sun-baked riverbeds of the Kalahari to the highest offices of an international conglomerate, Kubu follows a blood-soaked trail in search of answers. Beneath a mountain of lies and superstitions, he uncovers a chain of crimes leading to the most powerful figures in the country-influential enemies who will kill anyone in their way. A memorable detective makes his debut in this gritty, mesmerizing thriller. Set amid the beauty and darkness of contemporary Africa, A Carrion Death is the first entry in an evocative new series cutting to the heart of today's Botswana-a modern democracy threatened by unstable neighbors, poachers, and diamond smugglers. Those trying to expose the corrupt ringleaders will find themselves fighting for their lives.

Smashed skull, snapped ribs, and a cloying smell of carrion. Leave the body for the hyenas to devour-no body, no case. But when Kalahari game rangers stumble on a human corpse midmeal, it turns out the murder wasn't perfect after all. Enough evidence is left to suggest foul play. Detective David "Kubu" Bengu of the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department is assigned to the case. The detective's personality and physique match his moniker. The nickname "Kubu" is Setswana for "hippopotamus"-a seemingly docile creature, but one of the deadliest on the continent. Beneath Kubu's pleasant surface lies the same unwavering resolve that makes the hippopotamus so deceptively dangerous. Both will trample everything in their path to reach an objective. From the sun-baked riverbeds of the Kalahari to the highest offices of an international conglomerate, Kubu follows a blood-soaked trail in search of answers. Beneath a mountain of lies and superstitions, he uncovers a chain of crimes leading to the most powerful figures in the country-influential enemies who will kill anyone in their way. A memorable detective makes his debut in this gritty, mesmerizing thriller. Set amid the beauty and darkness of contemporary Africa, A Carrion Death is the first entry in an evocative new series cutting to the heart of today's Botswana-a modern democracy threatened by unstable neighbors, poachers, and diamond smugglers. Those trying to expose the corrupt ringleaders will find themselves fighting for their lives.
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Smashed skull, snapped ribs, and a cloying smell of carrion. Leave the body for the hyenas to devour-no body, no case. But when Kalahari game rangers stumble on a human corpse midmeal, it turns out the murder wasn't perfect after all. Enough evidence is left to suggest foul play. Detective David "Kubu" Bengu of the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department is assigned to the case. The detective's personality and physique match his moniker. The nickname "Kubu" is Setswana for "hippopotamus"-a seemingly docile creature, but one of the deadliest on the continent. Beneath Kubu's pleasant surface lies the same unwavering resolve that makes the hippopotamus so deceptively dangerous. Both will trample everything in their path to reach an objective. From the sun-baked riverbeds of the Kalahari to the highest offices of an international conglomerate, Kubu follows a blood-soaked trail in search of answers. Beneath a mountain of lies and superstitions, he uncovers a chain of crimes leading to the most powerful figures in the country-influential enemies who will kill anyone in their way. A memorable detective makes his debut in this gritty, mesmerizing thriller. Set amid the beauty and darkness of contemporary Africa, A Carrion Death is the first entry in an evocative new series cutting to the heart of today's Botswana-a modern democracy threatened by unstable neighbors, poachers, and diamond smugglers. Those trying to expose the corrupt ringleaders will find themselves fighting for their lives.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Prebble

Length:

14h 23m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

03:19


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

09:14


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

28:00


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

05:16


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

12:09


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

11:23


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

05:23


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

08:14


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

08:43


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

09:49


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

09:45


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

10:19


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

13:33


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

07:33


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

13:13


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

07:36


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

06:32


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

04:47


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

17:08


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

17:51


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

02:48


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

05:24


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

07:12


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

16:03


Part 5, Chapter 24
Part 5, Chapter 24

14:35


Part 5, Chapter 25
Part 5, Chapter 25

08:45


Part 5, Chapter 26
Part 5, Chapter 26

06:35


Part 5, Chapter 27
Part 5, Chapter 27

17:22


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

08:21


Part 5, Chapter 29
Part 5, Chapter 29

11:20


Part 5, Chapter 30
Part 5, Chapter 30

08:36


Part 5, Chapter 31
Part 5, Chapter 31

09:06


Part 5, Chapter 32
Part 5, Chapter 32

08:24


Part 5, Chapter 33
Part 5, Chapter 33

03:30


Part 6, Chapter 34
Part 6, Chapter 34

05:02


Part 6, Chapter 35
Part 6, Chapter 35

14:02


Part 6, Chapter 36
Part 6, Chapter 36

22:54


Part 6, Chapter 37
Part 6, Chapter 37

08:45


Part 6, Chapter 38
Part 6, Chapter 38

03:40


Part 6, Chapter 39
Part 6, Chapter 39

11:57


Part 6, Chapter 40
Part 6, Chapter 40

25:44


Part 6, Chapter 41
Part 6, Chapter 41

18:12


Part 7, Chapter 42
Part 7, Chapter 42

16:17


Part 7, Chapter 43
Part 7, Chapter 43

21:00


Part 7, Chapter 44
Part 7, Chapter 44

12:05


Part 7, Chapter 45
Part 7, Chapter 45

16:33


Part 7, Chapter 46
Part 7, Chapter 46

08:15


Part 7, Chapter 47
Part 7, Chapter 47

02:42


Part 7, Chapter 48
Part 7, Chapter 48

04:30


Part 7, Chapter 49
Part 7, Chapter 49

07:29


Part 7, Chapter 50
Part 7, Chapter 50

05:31


Part 7, Chapter 51
Part 7, Chapter 51

11:19


Part 7, Chapter 52
Part 7, Chapter 52

12:41


Part 8, Chapter 53
Part 8, Chapter 53

12:09


Part 8, Chapter 54
Part 8, Chapter 54

10:09


Part 8, Chapter 55
Part 8, Chapter 55

03:06


Part 8, Chapter 56
Part 8, Chapter 56

12:26


Part 8, Chapter 57
Part 8, Chapter 57

13:00


Part 8, Chapter 58
Part 8, Chapter 58

06:21


Part 8, Chapter 59
Part 8, Chapter 59

11:42


Part 8, Chapter 60
Part 8, Chapter 60

07:10


Part 8, Chapter 61
Part 8, Chapter 61

05:00


Part 8, Chapter 62
Part 8, Chapter 62

08:52


Part 8, Chapter 63
Part 8, Chapter 63

21:26


Part 9, Chapter 64
Part 9, Chapter 64

16:34


Part 9, Chapter 65
Part 9, Chapter 65

05:46


Part 9, Chapter 66
Part 9, Chapter 66

05:49


Part 9, Chapter 67
Part 9, Chapter 67

07:49


Part 9, Chapter 68
Part 9, Chapter 68

08:34


Part 9, Chapter 69
Part 9, Chapter 69

09:37


Part 9, Chapter 70
Part 9, Chapter 70

02:59


Part 9, Chapter 71
Part 9, Chapter 71

09:27


Part 10, Chapter 72
Part 10, Chapter 72

12:39


Part 10, Chapter 73
Part 10, Chapter 73

07:36


Part 10, Chapter 74
Part 10, Chapter 74

11:30


Part 10, Chapter 75
Part 10, Chapter 75

08:59


Part 10, Chapter 76
Part 10, Chapter 76

07:21


Part 10, Chapter 77
Part 10, Chapter 77

07:42


Part 10, Chapter 78
Part 10, Chapter 78

07:52


Part 10, Chapter 79
Part 10, Chapter 79

07:31


Part 10, Chapter 80
Part 10, Chapter 80

35:29


Part 10, Chapter 81
Part 10, Chapter 81

11:45


Part 10, Chapter 82
Part 10, Chapter 82

00:27