(From the publisher):
The White Traders
They were a community on their own, too intimately involved with one another, their lives bounded by drink, sex, gossip and profiteering in the diabolical heat of the West African coast. The Old Man ran the store, helped by Hassett, the husband of his stepdaughter Paule. The men didn't like each other - it was a business arrangement. For Paule it was something more. She was prepared to suffer the heat, the growing animosity between the two men, in the hope of inheriting the Old Man's wealth.
Then the seductive Syrian girl entered their lives. There was no doubt about what she had to give - her body. Nor about what she might take - Old Man Bernard's money.
It was a situation that could only explode in violence and tragedy...
Original title: The Loved Enemy
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense