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Blood Before Dawn
Blood Before Dawn

Blood Before Dawn


The Dung Beetles of Liberia


272 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (CA $22.95) (US $16.95)

Publication Date: December 2021

ISBN 9781952782350

Rights: WOR

Boutique of Quality Books (Dec 2021)
BQB Publishing

Price: $16.95


Witness the harrowing turn of events in 1980's Liberia through the eyes of Ken Verrier, hero in The Dung Beetles of Liberia series

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.


On The Dung Beetles of Liberia: "Rugged, riveting, packed with exotic adventure and attitude, Meier's Dung Beetles is non-stop entertainment." —Douglas Rogers, Author of The Last Resort and Two Weeks in November


On Daniel V. Meier, Jr., Author: "With a gift for portraying dialect, character quirks, and the intricacies of combing salient details of his youthful adventures with fictional flights of fancy, Meier flies readers on this soaring, literary saga that will leave them clamoring for a sequel." —US Review of Books


"Meier's precise prose is vivid and yet straightforward as he details contrasting lives of the common Liberian population and the privileged Americo-Liberians." —The Prairies Book Review

"The author's novel delivers a powerful conclusion but is equally satisfying from beginning to end. In essence, with writing this fine, who needs to go to the movies?" —The US Review of Books

"Every bit as riveting as The Dung Beetles of Liberia, Blood Before Dawn represents a captivating exploration of African political and social processes wrapped in a layer of intrigue designed to delight thriller audiences looking for reality- based adventure.—Mike Martin, Midwest Book Review

Author Biography

A retired Aviation Safety Inspector for the FAA, Daniel V. Meier, Jr. has always had a passion for writing. During his college years, he studied history at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington (UNCW) and American Literature at the University of Maryland Graduate School. Dan also worked for the Washington Business Journal as a journalist and has been a contributing writer/editor for several aviation magazines. In addition to Blood Before Dawn, he is the author of its prequel, the award-winning novel, The Dung Beetles of Liberia.