The Brand of Cain

It was already half past five in the morning when a body with a bullet hole in its forehead was discovered by a fourteen-year-old teenager. The unexpected presence of the famous Detective Lot at the crime scene made the affair one of the most . . .

Black Maria - A Tale of Two Thieves

Peter Black was an orphan of storm; at ten years old he had lost his parents and he was left to fend for himself. A mortal enemy, Chief Salami, had caused the deaths of his two parents but he was too young to fight the rich man. he had to plan his strategy, and there was only one way to gather his weapons. Most importantly, he had to survive first, for corpses don’t take revenge. Other external forces like diseases and violence threatened to rid him of his . . .

Kanu: The Journal of a Rogue

Kanu is a simple nerd whose major ambition is to graduate from the University of Lagos as a Chemical Engineer. But everything changes when cultists tried to kill him for falling in love.

Now Kanu becomes the nightmare of every . . .

Let The Guns Speak

Tobi and Abubakar are sworn enemies, but they have one thing in common – they are both killers. Now the two men are after each other’s lives. Tobi believes Abubakar is behind the death of his wife – he is out for revenge. Abubakar, too, believes Tobi has killed his brother – he wants retribution. When men are after Tobi’s life for saving a woman who has been marked for. . .

The Paradox of Abel

By popular demands, here comes the crazy sequel to the sensational novel – ‘The Brand of Cain’…a pure detective story never ever read before. Twists and turns beyond any reader’s imagination.

After Jamal raped Cain’s wife, he set in. . .

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The Brand of Cain

It was already half past five in the morning when a body with a bullet hole in its forehead was discovered by a fourteen-year-old teenager. The unexpected presence of the famous Detective Lot at the crime scene made the affair one of the most baffling ones in the history of the nation.

Shortly after his arrival, Detective Lot realized that he was virtually the only person interested in knowing who actually killed the deceased. The suspicious death was a surprise to the household and the thread with which Detective Lot must darn this mystery was thin indeed, because only Detective Lot would believe the mystery could be solved. A couple of hours before the death, he had been anonymously paid a large sum of money to investigate the case.

With these available clues, the famous detective must bring this criminal to book:

  • The murder weapon, which was nowhere to be found.
  • Two different notes written in different handwritings.
  • A text message sent through a strange number.

The Paradox of Abel

By popular demands, here comes the crazy sequel to the sensational novel – ‘The Brand of Cain’…a pure detective story never ever read before. Twists and turns beyond any reader’s imagination.

After Jamal raped Cain’s wife, he set in motion terrible consequences that destroy two families.

Now over twenty years later, Jamal invites all his children to a Christmas feast. Everything goes wrong leading to the brutal murder of the callous old Jamal Malik, and the shocking mystery behind the disappearance of the brilliant genius named ABEL!

Kanu: The Journal of a Rogue

Kanu is a simple nerd whose major ambition is to graduate from the University of Lagos as a Chemical Engineer. But everything changes when cultists tried to kill him for falling in love.

Now Kanu becomes the nightmare of every member of the notorious cult group named Scarecrow. As he fights through the terrible world of brutality, blades, and bullets, Kanu discovers another deadly cult group named Southpaw.

After learning about the legendary rivalry between these brutal cult groups, he must have to kill his way through the multitude of Crows and Paws to get to his mortal enemy: Pain.

But nothing is ever as it seems.

(They tried to kill him. Now they are going to pay!)

Let The Guns Speak

Tobi and Abubakar are sworn enemies, but they have one thing in common – they are both killers. Now the two men are after each other’s lives. Tobi believes Abubakar is behind the death of his wife – he is out for revenge. Abubakar, too, believes Tobi has killed his brother – he wants retribution. When men are after Tobi’s life for saving a woman who has been marked for death, Abubakar has to step in and protect his number one enemy – he wants Tobi’s death to come from him.

The two killers eventually realise that they are neck-deep in a political conspiracy and manipulations. They must save themselves from killers and uncover the mystery of the Red Paper first, then turn against each other for the ultimate retribution.

But there is a more brutal killer on the loose. His name is Khan. He has one unique mission: Tobi and Abubakar must die.

The two marked men must do everything to save their lives. But nothing is ever as it seems. There are powerful people pulling the strings of disaster, and these two are merely puppets in something dark and evil.

And with brutal violence and deaths, only the strong will survive when the guns speak.

Black Maria (Book One)

Peter Black was an orphan of storm; at ten years old he had lost his parents and he was left to fend for himself. A mortal enemy, Chief Salami, had caused the deaths of his two parents but he was too young to fight the rich man. he had to plan his strategy, and there was only one way to gather his weapons. Most importantly, he had to survive first, for corpses don’t take revenge. Other external forces like diseases and violence threatened to rid him of his existence, but Peter must fight on. As he met the evil people, he encountered the good ones, too.

He ended up becoming a thief to survive in the harsh atmosphere of life; his shameful avocation heightened by the callous disposition of men who refused to help him; they rather tortured him and attempted to end the little boy’s life. He had to survive in the street by any means possible. Peter became so skilled in this art of thievery that he thought he would never be caught.

Ultimately, he met two people who turned his life around, and somehow and everything changed for him. Things didn’t exactly turn out as he thought they would.

This is an inspiring story of an ordinary boy who did extraordinary things. Not every thief might be a villain; and some saints might be sinners.

This 200,000-word page-turner will keep you awake all night long. It is filled with intrigues and sheer ingenuity.

Black Maria (Book Two)

This is the sequel of Black Maria. It’s not yet available for sale

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