Layover in Dubai

Layover in Dubai

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The newest thriller from the author of The Amateur Spy and The Prisoner of GuantAinamo (a€œWorthy of sharing shelf space with the novels of John le CarrAc and Ken Folletta€a€”USA Today) is as dazzling as its setting. Sam Keller has been enlisted by his V.P. for Corporate Security and Investigation to spy on another employee while theya€™re traveling for the company. Ordinarily careful to a fault, Sam decides to live it up. What better spot for business-class hedonism than boomtown Dubai, where resort islands materialize from open ocean, fortunes are made overnight, and skiers crisscross the snowy slope of a shopping mall. But when Sama€™s charge is murdered during a night on the town, it is only the first in a series of bewildering events that plunge him waist-deep into a lethal mix of mobsters, prostitutes, crooked cops, consuls, and corporate players. Offering a chancy way out is Anwar Sharaf, the unlikeliest of detectives. A former pearl diver and gold smuggler with an undignified demeanor, Sharaf is sometimes as baffled as Sam by the changes to his homeland, especially as they are embodied in the behavior of his rebelliously independenta€”and hauntingly beautifula€”daughter. But he knows where the levers of power reside. As the unlikely duo work their way toward the heart of the case, each man must confront the darkest forces threatening Dubai from within. Here is Dan Fespermana€™s most suspenseful novel yet: a stunning portrait of a city whose mysterious rhythm (a€œlike the precision throb of an artificial heart, clicking and insistent, yet cool to the toucha€) is underscored by the insistent clashing of old and new. From the Hardcover edition.a€œTodd Mooney, consul general. Ia#39;m sorry for your loss. ... Maybe that was the recon1mended demeanor in the Foreign Service manual. Sam wondered if ... Then wea#39;ll proceed with the official Foreign Service Report of Death. Maura here willanbsp;...

Title:Layover in Dubai
Author:Dan Fesperman
Publisher:Vintage - 2010-07-13


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