African Chess by Frank Graves is a newly updated and revamped conspiracy, adventure thriller originally published in 1990.
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African Chess - The Story
Michael and Robert born at exactly same time and place at a remote hotel in one of South Africa's most beautiful regions are treated as equals until they grow up. Robert demands equality and falls foul of the dreaded South African police when he joins the African National Congress (ANC) as a freedom fighter. Both flee to England to escape and at Oxford Robert finds more racism. When the security chief Dirk tries to kill them, Robert is helped by his white brother Michael and beautiful cousin Sharon. Their family business empire gives him certain protection. He learns to wheel and deal on London's commodity markets and uses this financial strength to fight back at the apartheid system.
African Chess is relentless suspense, with move upon countermove until final checkmate.
Michael Roberts - Michael, born into coloniest white society in South Africa, uses all the trappings of his inherited wealth in South Africa and England.
Robert Molefe - born at exactly the same time and place as Michael. The crucial difference between them, is that he is black and demands equality with his white brother.
Dirk Lemmer - Dirk is a South African killer, who will stop at nothing to keep his country safe from threat. He follows Freedom Fighters worldwide to achieve this goal.
Sharon Roberts - Michael's exciting first cousin, also his lover. She manipulates whatever she wants; from whoever she wants; by any means; in her business empire
Graves has now completed the rewrite of The Ancestral Trail Trilogy in book format to be published in three stages between Januuary 2014 and July 2014. (The first book of the trilogy "Long Ago & Far Away was published in January 2014.
This work has become cultist with various parts continually being traded globally from with in the Internet Auction Rooms. Each issue centered on an adventure against a particular adversary, and each issue ended on a cliffhanger.
His intention is to publish the Ancestral Trail Trilogy plus a further three adult thrillers like African Chess during 2014.