You Will See Fire

You Will See Fire

A Search for Justice in Kenya

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Baker & Taylor
Reveals the truth about the death of Father John Kaiser, a devoted and fearless activist in Kenya, whose death on a remote roadside in the bush was ruled a suicide by the FBI, but is believed by the Kenyans to be a murder.

Norton Pub
A nonfiction mystery dwelling on timeless themes: an individual’s stand against corruption, the complexity of the human heart.
Whether gunning down a warthog, raising the beams he'd hewn himself for a new church, or standing up for landless refugees and abused girls, Father John Kaiser was a figure larger than life. He was fierce in his commitments, devoted to the poor and displaced, and fearless—what some would call reckless—in the pursuit of justice. For this he was beloved by his parishioners, seen as a loose cannon by his superiors in the church, and despised by Kenya's strongmen under the tyrannical leadership of Daniel arap Moi. When Kaiser was discovered dead on a remote roadside in the bush, the FBI ruled it a suicide. Kenyans were sure he'd been murdered.In a new Kenya, post-Moi, it would fall to Charles Mbuthi Gathenji, a prominent dissident and the son of a man himself murdered for his beliefs, to find out what really happened to Father John Kaiser.

Book News
Goffard writes for the Los Angeles Times and acknowledges his debt to the editors there and to colleagues. His subject is John Kaiser, an American missionary who became prominent as an outspoken critic of Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi. Kaiser was ultimately found dead, and the question remains whether it was a suicide or homicide. The author bases this narrative on roughly 100 interviews conducted in the US and Kenya as well as several hundred letters and other writings by John Kaiser, Kenyan police reports and transcripts of legal proceedings, and documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. Written almost like a novel, this account sustains credibility by virtue of thorough research and notes, references, and an index. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Uncovers the truth about the death of Father John Kaiser, a devoted and fearless activist in Kenya, whose death on a remote roadside in the bush was ruled a suicide by the FBI, but is believed by the Kenyans to be a murder.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., [2012]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780393077421
039307742X
Branch Call Number: 364.152 Goffard 2012
Characteristics: ix, 317 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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