2016 ANA Prize for Literature Winner
Reverend Josiah Datubo Stowe,a retired SSD officer, is enjoying a charmed life in his new line of service to God. He is favoured by his boss, respected by his parishioners ,adored by his colleagues and lived by his beautiful young wife, Sharon.
A student of the Aniocha Federal University ,Port Harcourt and still basking in the euphoria of a newly wed, Sharon finds herself unwitting entangled in a love triangle with Leslie Attai a.k.a ‘Merciless’ and Musa Salifu a.k.a ‘Mussolini’. Both of whom are members of the Pentagon, the body that co-ordinates fraternal activities on campus and run by a man simply known as ‘The Professor’s.
One day, Sharon is missing from school and then turns up, four days later,in the Military Hospital. Medical examination reveals that she had been raped and sodomized severally. It also confirmed that just had a spontaneous abortion as a result of the ordeal. Nobody knows , heard or saw anything. The Police investigations are sketchy and incoherent to say the least.
Reverend Josiah Datubo Stowe finds himself drawn back into the field once more. He is compelled to do the investigation himself to unravel the mystery of Sharon’s ordeal.But first ,he has to drop his clerical collar and become…..the Avenger of Blood!