Lucinda Clarke has continued Amie’s African Adventures by tackling the difficult subject of Feminine Genital Mutilation, an abhorrent practice carried out on young girls. I knew a little about this subject, but the horrific and far-reaching effects for the victims are laid out before us in this novel. Ms Clarke weaves an action-packed adventure of espionage, murder, kidnap, and romance that is well told, engaging, and often humorous. Africa and its people, both good and bad, come alive beneath her fingers. Recommended read.