ETEKA: RISE OF THE IMAMBA© is a literary thriller that is part historical fiction. Similar titles regarding themes, plot and narrative would include Frederick Forsyth's Day of the Jackal and War Dogs; Mario Puzo'sGodfather, Naguib Mahfouz's Cairo Trilogy and Vladimir Bartol's Alamut. The core of the story begins in colonized Nigeria during the Cold War, and takes its diverse set of characters on a journey spanning three continents and two generations. The default language in the novel is English, but to stay true to the story the different languages from various regions in the plot are also portrayed. In addition, the novel also serves as a great learning tool, as key historical events are highlighted throughout the story.

Prepare to be transported into a world set in various locations across Africa, the United States, England and Asia during the Cold War tensions of the 1950s and the post-Cold War era of the 1990s. Within the adventure you will read about mercenaries, philosophers, arms dealers, secret societies, wars, dictators, child soldiers, assassins, and so much more; all packaged within a story that touches on love, hate, greed, deception and destiny. 

This novel is a gritty, exciting piece of literary fiction, and will be my first thriller. The goal behind my project is to tell a good, complex story, while exposing Western readers to facets of African and Asian history not commonly discussed. The novel will be available in paperback and e-book later this year. I'll leave you with the synopsis below, to whet your appetite:

A pact is made during Algeria's war for independence. A young man travels to Indonesia to find his soul. A girl watches as her father is shot dead in Detroit. A hitman with no knowledge of his past begins to unravel the mystery of his life. A prostitute finds herself on the run. Three assassins approach a small village.
Powerful unseen forces of good and evil will wage war, while the fate of many hangs in the balance...