(British, 1957– )
Robert Wilson has worked in shipping, advertising, and trading in Africa. His novels are set on the west coast of Africa and feature fixer Bruce Medway whose work brings him in contact with shady characters and dodgy deals. The books depict a vivid world of steamy heat, lies, flies, political turmoil, and corruption. Medway is an anti-hero with a rich stock of one-liners which give a comic edge to the stories. In Instruments of Darkness (1995) expatriate Steven Kershaw is missing and when Medway tries to find him he becomes embroiled in the world of drug running, bribery, and murder. In Big Killing (1996) Medway is asked to deliver a video for a porn dealer and also to act as minder for a spoilt playboy who is looking for diamonds on the Ivory Coast. When Medway delivers the video a shoot-out results and a mutilated corpse is discovered.
Lawrence Block, James Lee Burke. See THRILLERS CS