The newest thriller from the author of The Amateur Spy and The Prisoner of GuantAinamo (aWorthy of sharing shelf space with the novels of John le CarrAc and Ken FollettaaUSA 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 theyare 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 Samas 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 independentaand hauntingly beautifuladaughter. 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 Fespermanas most suspenseful novel yet: a stunning portrait of a city whose mysterious rhythm (alike 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.aTodd 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|
|Publisher||:||Vintage - 2010-07-13|