Night Must Wait

Four best friends—what circumstances would  turn one against the other?

night must wait by robin winterIn the mid-1960s, Kate Wilton, an extraordinary painter who could mimic any of the great artists, sells her three friends the dream that anything is possible in Nigeria, including career advancement and wealth. None of these brilliant, ambitious women comprehend that civil war could blow their world apart. Careful what you wish for.

Gilman practices medicine—a miracle worker in rural villages— finds love with a mercenary in the chaos of battle. Lindsay buys up debts of important men, and under the cover of a U. S. Embassy job consolidates influence with a private web of spies. Sandy discovers she can become the woman she thought unattainable, in a place that never demands she grow up.

Which one of the four is ready to sacrifice the others?

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