A highly relevant thriller that takes place in only one week about a terrorist group seeking control over the world`s most valuable resource – oil. Narrated with the same page-turning pace as a Dan Brown or David Baldacci novel, and with huge consequences at stake, Project Kilimanjaro is one of those truly rare epic reads.
Internationally acclaimed Nigerian molecular biologist, Dr Joy Ezieke, has been working with a team of world renowned scientists for more than three decades on a project of tremendous scientific consequence. If successful, the group would be able to make huge strides against the biggest environmental problem plaguing the African continent; or so they think. It’s only upon achieving 35 year old ‘Project Kilimanjaro’ that Dr. Ezieke uncovers the initiative has really been a shadowy objective of The Alleanza – a covert globally powerful terrorist unit run by just seven of Africa’s richest and most powerful men. And their true aims are anything but benevolent—with Project Kilimanjaro accomplished, they will have complete control of the world’s most long sought after and valued resource—oil. With the whole of Africa’s supply under their control, they’ll have command over not just Africa, but in today’s interconnected economy, the entire globe. When Dr. Ezieke realizes the Alleanza plan to wield the project as a weapon to destabilise the world economy, she understands it’s up to her to expose the truth. The night before her revelation she is killed in her flat and the test tube containing the dangerous substance is stolen. Too late do the Alleanza realise that they have stolen only half of the project, and the other half is missing. No stranger to The Alleanza’s ruthless ways, Dr. Ezieke anticipated her murder and left behind a series of mystifying codes that only a select few can unlock. It’s a race against time to find the answers, and the person with the most ability to solve the intricate riddles Dr. Ezieke’s left behind? Kelvin Ezieke, a misfit student with a perfect memory, who wants to avenge his mother’s death. But where do you turn when you don’t know who to trust, and when the stakes are not just your own life, but the very survival of your country? Project Kilimanjaro is a 110,000-word thriller which takes place over one, breakneck week. It tells the story of the quest of The Alleanza to execute Project Kilimanjaro and cripple Africa, the determination of a veteran professor and a vengeful senator to expose the cabal and their plans, and the struggle of Dr Ezieke’s gifted son, Kelvin, to survive, and fulfil his dead mother’s desire for vengeance. Narrated with the same page-turning pace as a Dan Brown or David Baldacci novel, and with huge consequences at stake, Project Kilimanjaro is one of those truly rare epic reads. Kingsley Amaefule has a degree in microbiology and is currently training to become a doctor. PROJECT KILIMANJARO is his first novel, and whilst the book works as a standalone, he envisages a series of follow-ups again featuring Kelvin and the Alleanza.
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