Superintendent Alleyn's old school chum - whom his wife Troy longs to paint - is now President of Ng'ombwana, a brand-new African republic. This handsome, charismatic dictator has enemies of every stripe: from ruddy-faced ex-colonists to new rivals, from dispossessed businessmen to racist crackpots. But when a ceremonial spear deals death at his lavish embassy party in London, Alleyn must decipher the victim's last utterance and expose an assassin.
Original title: Black as He's Painted
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives