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The ghosts of Zimbabwe’s dark history demand a reckoning in The Lupane Legacy, the first in a series of novels of international intrigue by State Department spokesman Darby G. Holladay—a story of tangled family ties, of betrayal, revenge, and redemption, and of two people finding a new beginning.


“Engrossing. . . . A recommendation for even the most seasoned thriller reader.” 

—Diane Donovan, e-book reviewer, Midwest Book Review


“For anyone who loves historical thrillers that transcend continents—this is the book for you. 

—Lauren, five-star Amazon review


“Shows an obvious knowledge of the system as well as a subtle touch for dialogue and character development. This is the kind of fiction which reveals more about the truth than the little we are given from official sources. And in the most entertaining way possible (I read parts on the beach and parts curled up at home on a rainy day).” 

 —Mary, five-star Amazon review


“In Zimbabwe, on Embassy Row in D.C., or in Front Royal, Virginia, Holladay’s writing is so vivid and credible I felt transported there.” 

—Martha V., five-star Amazon review


“Few novels move so quickly as this surprising debut thriller. Not only do we meet credible characters about whom we care . . . but we also learn a lot about African politics.” 

—Grady Harp (Top 100 Hall of Fame Amazon reviewer), five-star review



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