Michael Stanley’s Guest Post

Stanley Trollip (left) with William Kent Krueger at Once Upon a Crime

Stan Trollip, half of the writing team of Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip who write under Michael Stanley, recently appeared at Once Upon a Crime in Minneapolis to launch the new book, Shoot the Bastards. The book is published by Sourcebooks/Poisoned Pen Press. You can order copies of that book, and Stanley’s other ones, through the Web Store. https://bit.ly/2Mwmkml

Stanley discussed Shoot the Bastards, writing a guest post, for the blog Type M for Murder. You can read it here. https://bit.ly/31IpHu2

Here’s the summary of Shoot the Bastards.

“From Minnesota to South Africa to Mozambique to Vietnam, Michael Stanley’s Shoot the Bastards is an extraordinary tale of the extreme measures taken to combat international poaching and smuggling.”—C.J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wolf Pack

The black market feeds all appetites…

The dark winter nights of Minnesota seem to close in on investigative journalist Crystal Nguyen as she realizes that her close friend Michael Davidson has disappeared while researching a story on rhino poaching and rhino-horn smuggling in Africa. Crystal, fearing the worst, wrangles her own assignment on the continent. Within a week in Africa she’s been hunting poachers (“Shoot the bastards,” she’s told), hunted by their bosses, and questioned in connection with a murder—and there’s still no sign of Michael.

Crystal quickly realizes how little she knows about Africa and about the war between poachers and conservation officers. What she does know is she must find Michael, and she’s committed to preventing a major plot to secure a huge number of horns… but exposing the financial underworld supporting the rhino-horn market is only half the battle. Equally important is convincing South African authorities to take action before it’s too late—for the rhinos, and for Crystal.

Michael Stanley, author of the award-winning Detective Kubu Mysteries series, introduces an intriguing new protagonist while exposing one of southern Africa’s most vicious conflicts in Shoot the Bastards.