Book #2 in The Priscilla Trilogy begins as the bride pauses for an instant before walking down the aisle to marry a man she likes but does not love; and in that hesitant moment a shot rings out, and then another. The groom falls. Blood stains the sanctuary.
Priscilla J. "PJ" Austin--a magnetic, up-and-coming, baby boomer--catches a glimpse of the shooter before everything blacks out for the bride.
Set in the mid1980s, "Mystery in Harare" is a stylish, fast-paced, character-driven thriller that unravels the secrets behind this carnage at a Midwestern American black church.
Priscilla's fortitude is sorely tried as she awakens, sometime later--sedated and confused, on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe--to face the adventure of her life. She is "stashed" away, more than once, down deep into the savannas and the wilds of southern Africa--Zimbabwe and apartheid-ruled South Africa--where she falls prey to the vicious South African Nationalist Movement's Patrol Guard.
Along the way, there is mayhem, murder, mistaken identities, and a barbed reunion with Carlton Elliott Bernhardt, a swarthy, intrepid special operative, who may be her one true love.