The crime: one scalding afternoon, the mutilated body of a young woman, half naked beneath her burqa, is discovered on a Saudi beach; soon afterwards a Western woman's husband vanishes without trace. The place: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the City of Veils. A city of narrow streets and closed shutters, where nothing is what it seems ;and the Empty Quarter - one of the most beautiful, yet unforgiving deserts on earth. The people: Miriam Walker, alone in an alien culture, desperate to find her missing husband. Katya, a forensic scientist battling the prejudices of a society full of sexual, religious and moral contradictions; and Nayir, devout Muslim, desert guide, amateur sleuth - the man she loves.As humiliating as it was, she finally broke down andadmitted to the receptionist that Eric was gone. ... the guttural equivalent of a plea to leave himoutofher marital troubles, untilshe begged himto find Abdullaha#39;s address book and give herall thenumbers init. ... Did he have a separate address bookor only his Blackberry?
|Title||:||City Of Veils|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2010-06-03|