Blood Before Dawn

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Pub Date 14 Dec 2021 | Archive Date 31 Jan 2022

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Death of a 130 year Oligarchy.

Volume 2 in The Dung Beetles of Liberia series.


In April of 1979, Ken Verrier and his wife, Sam, return to Liberia to buy diamonds. They did not return to get caught up in a rice riot and a coup de'etat. But that's what happens. Ken witnesses and unwittingly participates in a period of Liberia's tumultuous yet poorly documented history---the overthrow of the Tolbert presidency and ultimately the end of the Americo-Liberian one hundred thirty-three years of political and social dominance.

Details of President Tolbert's assassination are sketchy, but through Ken's association with his Americo friends from the past, the CIA agents he meets, and the Liberian military he is forced to deal with, a believable scenario emerges.

While describing the once beautiful country and a kind and generous people, Meier intertwines terrifying tales of the atrocities committed that account for the future pain of an entire nation.
Death of a 130 year Oligarchy.

Volume 2 in The Dung Beetles of Liberia series.


In April of 1979, Ken Verrier and his wife, Sam, return to Liberia to buy diamonds. They did not return to get caught up...

A Note From the Publisher

eBook ISBN: 978-1-952782-36-7

eBook ISBN: 978-1-952782-36-7


Advance Praise

“. . . From its adrenaline-fueled opening to its surprising conclusion, this poignant novel brilliantly captures the population’s unrest and the white-hot fury as they struggle to obtain the basic necessities of life. This is a powerful story of civil unrest, corruption, and the arbitrary division between the masses.” – THE PRAIRIES BOOK REVIEW

“. . . Readers hit the ground running in the beginning scenes (along with the main characters, much to their horror) while the suspenseful and harrowing story of the corrupt political environment and unrest in Liberia unfolds and doesn’t subside until the shockingly messy conclusion. . . .” – LYNETTE LATZKO, Feathered Quill Book Reviews

“. . . The story itself takes the reader on a page-turning, fast-moving, exciting ride. . . .” – LUCINDA E. CLARKE for Readers’ Favorite reviews

“. . . From its adrenaline-fueled opening to its surprising conclusion, this poignant novel brilliantly captures the population’s unrest and the white-hot fury as they struggle to obtain the basic...


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