The year 2016 begins with the news that Bisi Daniels,one of Nigeria’s leading adventure novelist and prolific author has launched revised editions of some of his bestselling novels of the popular investigative journalist Peter Abel’s thriller series and other books on Amazon Kindle.
Amazon Kindle has attracted many famous bestselling authors in the world
like Stephen King, Harper Lee, Nora Roberts, James Patterson, David
Baldacci, Michael Connelly and others who are attracting millions of
readers of e-books on the Kindle, Amazon.com.
A total of eight books, including six novels and two inspirational books have been published by Daniels who was busy last year with writing specialized children books on literacy in finance, oil and gas, and road safety for corporate social responsibility programmes.
However, he revealed that his biggest project during the year was “a powerful book” on a prominent man of God, which is about to go to press.
Explaining his choice of Amazon Kindle for the eight books, Daniels said that “it was out of the need to have all his major books on one platform and for a better reach around the world. With the increasing use of electronic devices such as phones, computers, and tablets, Kindle makes it easy for your book to be compatible with whatever devices readers and potential readers have.
“Additionally”, he says, ‘seeing all the books on the author’s page is energizing and self-motivating.”
Readers can also order these books from Amazon through Jumia, an online marketing platform.
Daniels’ books, now selling fast on Amazon Kindle, include “Conspiracy
of Lagos”, with famous Nollywood actor-turned member of the Lagos State House of Assembly Desmond Elliot, on the cover; “The New Governor’s Wife” with another famous Nollywood star Rita Dominic, on the cover; “Most Beautiful Girl in Asosa,” which Daniels describes as his most original work and “A Daughter for Sale”,, the story of a girl who is trafficked from Nigeria and ends up on the laps of a US Congressman.
Others are, “Nigeria’s Men of God,” detailing the life and times of some Nigerian pastors; “To Hell and Back”, the full story of a pastor who rose from the dead; and others.
Details of the books are as follows:
Most Beautiful Girl in Asosa: Almond-eyed model, Joy, visits a cosmetics company, where she met two men – Duncan, a journalist and Otubi, a professor of genetics – whose lives never remained the same again after their encounter with her. Duncan would do everything to have Joy, who ended up as the professor’s fiancée and when she dies in his car, it sends him into a self-destructive streak. Shocked, Otubi is driven by the loss into a morbid experiment of breeding women as beautiful as his adorable Joy. A mystery note Duncan finds on his new lover, a prostitute, piques his journalistic instincts and sends him on another collision course with Otubi in a remote Nigerian village embroiled in acts of inhumanity. Through danger and twists at every turn of a fast moving thriller, Duncan fights to liberate a lost tribe which kills its ugly citizens for the beautiful to live. The novel had been published as “Harvest of Beauty.”
The New Governor’s Wife: This is a new edition of the award-winning “The Governor’s Wife.” The novel is in high demand because of the new perspectives on corruption. Nigeria’s top investigative reporter Peter Abel’s journalistic instincts are unusually piqued when he gets an SOS from Dr. Idi Camp, Agriculture Commissioner of Banaka State for help to uncover government corruption and to save his life.
Idi should have gone to the Police or the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), a Nigerian law enforcement agency that investigates financial crimes. Why he chooses to call a reporter makes Abel’s investigative-reporter instinct take over.
All through the assignment, Abel is embroiled in several near-death experiences: he is abducted by the village high priest to become a human sacrifice; he is attacked, shackled hand and foot, spread-eagled naked in the desert sand to die.
Abel is near death when he is found and subsequently flown to a London hospital for treatment. As he gets stronger he meets with Clarke, an investigator from the Metropolitan Police department’s anti-corruption squad. Clarke has little interest in working on Nigeria’s problems. He has plenty of his own. But when Abel tells him how criminals in Banaka are laundering money provided by western nations, in the UK, Clarke agrees to collaborate with Abel.
What makes this case special is that Governor Huud, who has escaped to an unknown country, writes to tell Camp where the missing money is, with instructions that it goes to the Federal Government and be used to drill deep water wells in Banaka State.
A Daughter for Sale: Whatever Peter Abel, a celebrated undercover reporter, has been through before, nothing prepares him for the murder of his friend and colleague by suspected women traffickers. Abel gets deeper into trouble with the heinous syndicate of international criminals when he tries to save an underaged girl, Alice, who is about to be raped in Lagos. But soon Alice disappears leaving behind a devastated mother, and a violent father. Abel’s search for Alice takes him through various human trafficking routes, to destinations including the United States and the United Kingdom. Abel is threatened, shot at and even framed for murder in the US, but he knows he will never find peace until he avenges his colleague’s murder and saves Alice, even if it is from the laps of a US Congressman in Washington D.C. The novel had been published as “The Girl from Nigeria.”
The False Truth: With an uprising sweeping away African dictators, this revelation of the complicated motives and actions that perpetuate the sit-tight syndrome in a continent, plagued by bad leadership, couldn’t have come at a better time. As President Suweri presents his speech to the ecstatic people of Mubonde, Peter Abel, the president’s media advisor, witnesses a disturbing scene. A man in the crowd launches into a verbal onslaught on the government. As the man is forcefully taken away from the now hostile audience, Abel remains eager to understand his motives. Soon after, the man who had dared to voice his disapproval of the government is reported dead. Despite Abel’s allegiance and belief in the president, he is compelled to enter a dangerous and sinister game that calls on his wits to stop the cabal in government bent on elongating the president’s term in office. Bisi Daniels delivers a compelling and atmospheric story; one that will engross the reader with the turn of every page.
Conspiracy of Lagos: When Thomas Katta, a graduate, arrives Lagos for a job, everything he had feared about the city begins to happen to him. His bag is stolen at Oshodi and he is called a thief but the policemen who save him from lynching arrest him for theft—of his own bag. Working at various times as a construction worker and bus conductor, he ends up in a hole when as a gardener he refuses to sleep with the wife of a political chieftain. Deep in the hole, he becomes a political thug and goes into armed robbery after a stint with political elections. After many close shaves with death, he is saved by a prostitute, the same woman who had pushed him into the hole, and a speech he had written for the Governor. This is a compelling novel full of intrigue, suspense and the typical Lagos experience.
Love Wars: A key member of a secret association that controls the government in power, he has money, power, and everything but happiness, which his wife and children have denied him.
Happiness to him is marrying Gifty, a medical doctor, and getting Mike, a family friend, to marry his wayward daughter. Shocker: Mike also loves and wants Gifty for a wife.
Nigeria’s Men of God: Learning about the humble beginnings of our spiritual fathers and how they were called into the service of God is very inspirational. Reading how these great men sustain their faith and handle temptation also provides a guide in staying the course in a relationship with God. This collection features most of Nigeria’s big names in the body of Christ.
To Hell and Back: Pastor Daniel Ekeckukwu (Dan Eke) is the Senior Pastor at Voice of Resurrection Ministries, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
In 2001, the Nigerian-born Pastor died and was raised from the dead in Onitsha, Anambra, Eastern Nigeria. While he was dead on earth, his spirit had encounters in heaven and hell. As the amazing story of his life shows, before he was called to serve God, he lived a life of hell on earth.
About Bisi Daniel
Bisi Daniels, a graduate of University of Ghana, started work as a trained teacher and switched later to journalism. He was the Business Editor of two of Nigeria’s most influential newspapers, The Guardian and THISDAY between 1993 and 1996. For sometime within this period, he worked briefly as a Speech Writer in Aso Rock.
He joined Elf Petroleum Nigeria Limited in 1996 as Media Relations Manager. A year later, he moved to Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria as Communications Manager.
After some 12 years in the oil industry, he returned to journalism. He was until recently the Chairman of the Editorial Board of THISDAY Newspapers and was also the Executive Editor, Business Desk. He has written over 20 books, including five children books, seven novels, a textbook on economics for secondary schools; inspirational books and plays. Three of his novels were published in London, and one of his inspirational books in the United States