Five-foot, seven-inch Derek Reynolds has earned a reputation as a tough guy protector of women’s rights from Baltimore to Mogadishu. His ground-breaking documentaries on Al-Shabaab, human trafficking, and domestic violence in East Africa have exposed the ugliness of humanity. To Derek’s coworkers and friends, he has become a mentor that helped to shape their professional and personal lives. He encouraged them defend their beliefs and protect the innocent. Unfortunately, in the process, Derek has made many dangerous enemies, one of whom finally retaliates.
Not more than two months after tragedy strikes the Reynolds family in Kenya, Derek’s closest friends and family find themselves trapped in a compound on the most treacherous night of their lives. Riots, demonstrations, and a police strike scourge the nation’s capital and serve as the perfect storm that allows the city’s most violent criminals twelve hours to loot, rape, and kill with impunity. Now Derek’s loved ones find themselves challenging his legacy to determine if it contains any value that will remain when the dust settles in the morning.
The Legacy of Derek Reynolds is Marvin Gray’s newest fast-paced thriller set in Nairobi, Kenya. Once again Gray explores the darkest recesses of humanity and flawed characters in an imperfect world.