A web of intrigue, espionage and assassinations, spanning from Congo to Europe, and as far reaching as the United States: The Helpers by S. E. Nelson

The Helpers: An International Tale of Espionage and Corruption

by S. E. Nelson
4.4 stars – 67 reviews
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Here’s the set-up:

On the surface, Congo seems to be having the usual rebel conflict. Behind the scenes is a different story. “The Helpers” – a very powerful underground organization whose members include international businessmen and high priests are determined to maintain a stronghold on the natural resources of Congo. When American journalist, Jenny Osborne, and her photojournalist, John Spencer, arrive in Kinshasa to report on the rebel situation, they soon discover that things are not as they seem.

Monsieur Lance Lemm and, a veteran French Intelligence Officer in DRC, suspects the hand of “The Helpers” in the current political unrest. He enlists his protégé, the brilliant and handsome Pierre-Jean Philippe, to help him investigate. When Kai, a local school girl, who is hiding a deep dark secret, decides to take action, she seeks out Jenny for help. Kai gives Jenny damaging information that could bring down”The Helpers.” When “The Helpers” find out, they go after Jenny with a vengeance. They will stop at nothing to prevent her from exposing them

Jenny finds herself on the run, caught in a web of intrigue, espionage and assassinations, spanning from Congo to Europe, and as far reaching as the United States. Her only hope is to find Lance and Pierre who are out of reach. Will Jenny survive long enough to achieve her ultimate goal, fulfill her duty to Kai and sort out her feelings for Pierre? Will Lance and Pierre find her before it is too late? Or will “The Helpers” silence them once and for all.

Though fiction, the subject matter is well researched and the book accurately captures the political climate of the war-torn nation, with a keen eye toward its colonial past – Kirkus Discoveries

The author does an impressive job of blending backstory and manages seamless transitions among the multitude of points-of-view. Not an easy task. Her characters are engagingAllbooks Reviews

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