Plagued by the suspicious death of his older brother, the unassuming yet spirited 19-year-old will find himself thrust on the daunting path to becoming a vigilante in the third world. Progressively finding himself as a symbol of light through the shadows of Africa’s most populous country, Ziik must not only weave through the present-day complexities of his homeland, he must also learn to overcome himself to find peace.
Born to a rich family, at 10 years old he built his first generator. At 13 he could name every element in the Periodic table and their respective properties. Better yet, he could play with them. At 18 years old, this engineering major has dabbled into more science and technology-related projects than any of his peers can remotely claim. Awo is something of a whiz kid. And he happens to be Ziik’s best friend. Awo is the type of person anyone would be privileged to call a friend.
Left alone to care for her two children, Ziik’s mother finds it increasingly difficult to make ends meet. Working two jobs as a nurse and as a receptionist, mama is a nonetheless a force to be reckoned with. Yet her resolve is tested by the loss of her eldest son, Victor. Her very belief in God takes centre stage.
Working with an elite division of the police force called the Republican Police Corp, RPC, Bishop has more arrests under his belt than his entire unit. Known for his meticulous tactics in crime-solving, he leaves no stone unturned. By providence, he finds himself as the lead investigator of the White Cat’s mysterious disappearance.
Working his way up from the bottom, this billionaire is something of a commercial guru. Wise yet subtle, he speaks only when he absolutely must. He grants an audience only to those he deems worthy. A seemingly innocent old man, yet it is still unclear exactly how he is involved in Ziik’s journey.
Ruthless assassins, the twin mutes have never failed a mission. Their unusual communication tactics will come to be known and feared by the masses.
This mysterious figure has a hand in every major crime in the country. What’s worse? He works as a ghost, leaving only traces of evidence for whoever dares to follow his work. And he wants you to follow his work.
Ziik’s alter ego shines through the shadows as a superhero in Africa. The Eagle is young and vivacious often relying on his wits and cunning to maneuver dangerous situations he finds himself in. With the aid of gadgets made by Awolowo, the Eagle rises a notch above the natural and is a force to be reckoned with. On his quest for justice the Eagle dawns the mantle of "Nightwalker" - a vigilante in Africa.