By Kwei J. Quartey
Within the slums of Accra, Ghana’s fast-moving, cosmopolitan capital, childrens are turning up useless. Inspector Darko Dawson has visible many crimes, yet this most modern string of murders—in which all of the younger sufferers endure a chilling signature—is the main unsettling of his profession. Are those heinous acts a kind of formality killing or the paintings of a lone, cold-blooded monster? With time working out, Dawson embarks on a harrowing trip throughout the city’s underbelly and confronts the brutal global of the city negative, the place road youngsters are compelled to struggle for his or her very survival—and a crafty killer turns out simply out of achieve.
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A black 4 × 4 with darkened windows was leaving about the same time. “Wait for me,” Dawson told Baidoo, hopping out. The merciless noon sun was almost directly overhead, and the asphalt underfoot felt like it was on fire. Dawson walked up the steps to the trailer and knocked on the first door. ” He pushed the door open. It was a small office chilled to Arctic temperatures by a gale-force air conditioner. A doe-eyed woman with vermilion lipstick and an expensive hair weave was sitting at the only desk in the room.
Good morning,” Dawson said. “Good morning. ” Dawson explained who he was and the reason for the visit. “Please have a seat,” Doe Eyes said. ” She left the room. Dawson sat down on a chair to the side, looking around while tapping his foot on the hollow-sounding floor. Pasted on the wall were pictures of the top KLERP executives, two of whom were Europeans. Doe Eyes came back. ” Dawson guessed it had been the said director in the 4 × 4. ” he asked her. She hesitated. ” She disappeared again, returning two minutes later.
The little house was a sanctuary, armor against the wickedness of the crime he dealt with every day. A bit of a fortress too. His police sense had led him to burglarproof the house to the extreme. Christine’s red Opel, which was so small Dawson felt he could pick it up and carry it under his arm, was parked in front of the house, meaning she and Hosiah were home from the regular Sunday visit to her mother after church and Sunday school. ” he called out as he came in through the rear kitchen door.
Children of the Street by Kwei J. Quartey