JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Suzanna E. Nelson, author of The Helpers: An International Tale of Espionage and Corruption
American journalist, Jenny Osborne, has just received her first big assignment abroad to report on the war situation between the government and rebels in Congo, but soon after their arrival, she and her photojournalist, John Spencer discover that things are not as they seem.
When Kai, a local schoolgirl, decides to end the psychological and sexual abuse that she and her mother have endured at the hands of Gaston, she seeks out Jenny for help. Kai gives Jenny damaging information that could bring down “The Helpers” – a very powerful underground organization whose members include international businessmen and high priests. Their main aim is to maintain a stronghold on the natural resources of Congo and they will stop at nothing to prevent Jenny from exposing them.
Jenny finds herself on the run, caught in a web of intrigue, espionage, assassinations and corruption spanning from Congo to Europe, and as far-reaching as the United States. Her only hope is Lance Lemmand, a veteran French Intelligence Officer in Congo, and his handsome sidekick Pierre-Jean Philippe. But will they find her before it is too late? Or will “The Helpers” silence them once and for all.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write The Helpers: An International Tale of Espionage and Corruption?
Suzanna E. Nelson: My inspiration stems from the love I have for the African continent. I was born in Africa and moved to New York as a teenager, Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Suzanna E. Nelson, author of The Helpers: An International Tale of Espionage and Corruption