In December 2014 Amsterdam Publishers released Safari to Hell by Nemon, nom de plume of the renowned Dutch lawyer Bob van der Goen. The book is available as eBook and Print-on-Demand paperback on Amazon.
The thriller reached the status of #1 bestseller in the category Psychological Thriller on Amazon on 25 January 2015, one month after publication, and received more than twenty positive reviews.
Safari to Hell is a blood-curdling literary thriller of a different Africa than the one we know, a place where you only come out as a billionaire or a body.
A young, inexperienced Dutch lawyer applies for a job at a renowned law firm. With his poor credentials chances are slim he will ever get the job. Much to his surprise, he is hired at a generous salary. The law firm immediately whisks him off to deepest, darkest Africa, on an important assignment, with next to no instructions. What begins as a promising business trip, appears to be his one-way ticket to hell.
Caught up in a true horror story, the young lawyer is powerless to escape the nightmare. This safari to hell lands him in the middle of illegal transactions and money laundering by corrupt politicians. He even gets lured into the bed of the wife of the most ruthless politician of the country.
With innocent people dying under suspicious circumstances all around him, his life is always hanging by a very thin thread, as he learns when he is invited to sign his own death certificate. He has no way out of the country, and when he rings his firm no one seems to know him.
The author, a leading international lawyer himself, has wonderfully crafted the character of the young lawyer with a great eye for detail and the workings of the human mind.
If you love a fast-paced literary thriller with a plot that keeps you guessing, this book is definitely for you. The action and psychological terror will keep you turning pages until the end.
Literary thriller about the power of evil set against the background of a terrifying reality
Praise for Safari to Hell
“Bone-chilling. Everyone needs to read this” – Prof. Dr. Bob Smalhout
“Exciting build-up from exposition to shocking conclusion”. Truly a literary thriller – Jacques van Ek
“I’ve read ten thousand books, and this is one of the most fascinating. Literary masterpiece of the highest order” – Martin Ros, publisher
“Wow, what an amazing ride! Full of fast paced suspense, political escapades and shear fear, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat.” – Amazon reviewer Nicole – December 2014
“Truly a great read for those that enjoy international intrigue. From the prologue to the end I found myself constantly trying to second guess the ending. I never saw it coming! We get wrapped up in the life (and terror) of the life of a first timer to Africa> As I read the well developed characters’ stories it was almost as if I were there. I found myself wanting to take notes at points because it very much seemed as if this came from a real life experience. If you like the international suspense genre, you will love this one! Well done!” – Amazon reviewer Dr Mark Smith January 2015
About the author
Nemon is the nom de plume of Bob van der Goen (Amsterdam 1940), a former attorney, now author living in Amsterdam. As a practicing attorney he and his firm handled many cases that made international headlines.
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