Union, Travail, Justice
by Jonathan Edelstein
Publisher: Sea Lion Press
In 1958, Gabon chooses union with France over independence. In 2015, with the powerful Alain-Bernard Bongo on trial in Paris, two murders in the oil fields reverberate from the Libreville underworld to the heights of French corporate towers, and threaten to unravel a web of corruption that joins politicians, oil companies and organized crime. Can a foreign journalist find the secret that Elf Aquitaine wants to keep buried, and will it shake Gabon's politics as they haven't been shaken in sixty years?
Part alternate history, part conspiracy thriller, Jonathan Edelstein's tale of a different post-colonial history for Gabon will grip readers with its twists and turns, all the while raising questions about our own present.