The Tanzania Conspiracy


Con man Max O’Brien gets pulled into a grisly conspiracy while investigating his lover’s murder.

Distraught by the murder of Tanzanian lawyer and ex-lover Valéria Michieka and her daughter Sophie, Max O’Brien travels to Tanzania to track down those responsible. What starts as a fight for justice quickly becomes entangled with the persecution of albinos in the East African state. Thought by some to have supernatural powers, many albinos found themselves targeted for their body parts, and Max has reason to think that Valéria and Sophie were killed because of her legal work defending albinos’ rights and safety.

Did the lawyers’ fight against this horrendous business upset the human traffickers? Max’s search for the truth about Valéria and her daughter’ deaths is filled with unknowns, each more impenetrable than the last.

About the Authors

Mario Bolduc

Posted by KathrynB on September 2, 2015
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Mario Bolduc

Mario Bolduc is a screenwriter and the author of three novels featuring Max O’Brien, originally published in French. The second book in the series, The Roma Plot, won an Arthur Ellis Award. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Jacob Homel

Posted by KathrynB on December 6, 2014

Jacob Homel

Born in Montreal, Jacob has translated or collaborated in the translation of a number of works, including Hysteric, The Last Genêt, and The Weariness of the Self. In 2012, he won the JI Segal Translation Prize for his translation of A Pinch of Time. He splits his time between Montreal and Asia.