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Zac Baxter's grandfather has always told him that he's the descendant of African kings, whose treasure was stolen when his ancestors were sold into slavery. Of course, Zac brushes this off as a tall tale -- until his grandfather is murdered and their apartment is completely ransacked. Clearly somebody is after something.
Heeding his grandfather's dying words, Zac is off to Ghana to track down his family's history. But what did his grandfather mean when he said that Zac had the map to the treasure? Following every clue he can find, Zac begins to suspect that the treasure is real, and hidden in one of Ghana's old slave forts. Too bad the killers always seem to be one step ahead of him. With no one he can trust and with everything to lose, Zac races against time as he tries to uncover the truth about the past -- and a fortune in gold.
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Sarah Mussi is an English woman who lived in Ghana for many years. Married to a Ghanaian, she currently lives in England and works as a school teacher.Review:
'exciting mystery' * Klliatt * 'a complex, masterful story' * School Library Journal * '... an intelligent and well-plotted blend of Treasure Island, King Solomon's Mines and Roots ... Suspense and important history in one fine novel.' * Kirkus * ' a rollicking good mystery story' * TES * '... original, page-turning ... filled with action, adventure, emotions, a well crafted plot and a delicately handled theme regarding the roles of Britain and Ghana during the slaving era. ... a contemporary adventure story' * Writeaway.org * ... consistently engaging ... This is a really excellent and original thriller. ... its premise and Zac's wry, streetwise voice make it fresh, funny and compelling. * Amanda Craig, The Times * '... powerful and extremely well-plotted modern adventure novel rooted in the terrible actuality and legacy of the African slave trade ... Sarah Mussi bravely engages with the most serious issues - friendship, trust, betrayal, greed, degradation, survival, the presence of the past. ... Sarah Mussi's narrator, a 16-year-old hoodie, Zac, is wholly disarming and her writing is consistently robust, vivid and tensile.' * Kevin Crossley, Judge of the Glen Dimplex New Writers Award * '... one of the most thought-provoking and complete debut novels published recently ... It's got just about everything between its covers, from hair-raising excitement and chatacters that are so memorable they'll stay with you forever, to breath-taking vistas of Africa as well as almost every emotion you can think of. You'll be gripped by it, moved by it and once you've read it you'll want everyone else to read it too because it's different and original.' * Lovereading *
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