By Dan Fesperman

The most recent mystery from the writer of The novice Spy and The Prisoner of Guantánamo (“Worthy of sharing shelf area with the novels of John le Carré and Ken Follett”—USA Today) is as spectacular as its setting.

Sam Keller has been enlisted by means of his V.P. for company safety and research to secret agent on one other worker whereas they’re touring for the corporate. in general cautious to a fault, Sam makes a decision to dwell it up. What greater spot for business-class hedonism than boomtown Dubai, the place lodge islands materialize from open ocean, fortunes are made in a single day, and skiers crisscross the snowy slope of a buying mall.

But while Sam’s cost is murdered in the course of an evening in town, it is just the 1st in a sequence of bewildering occasions that plunge him waist-deep right into a deadly mixture of mobsters, prostitutes, crooked police officers, consuls, and company avid gamers.

Offering a chancy approach out is Anwar Sharaf, the unlikeliest of detectives. A former pearl diver and gold smuggler with an undignified demeanor, Sharaf is typically as baffled as Sam by means of the alterations to his fatherland, specially as they're embodied within the habit of his rebelliously independent—and hauntingly beautiful—daughter. yet he is familiar with the place the levers of strength dwell. because the not going duo paintings their method towards the guts of the case, every one guy needs to confront the darkest forces threatening Dubai from within.

Here is Dan Fesperman’s so much suspenseful novel but: a gorgeous portrait of a urban whose mysterious rhythm (“like the precision throb of a man-made center, clicking and insistent, but cool to the touch”) is underscored by way of the insistent clashing of outdated and new.

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You’re blushing, Sam. ” She reached around the desk to the touch his hand. Then she smiled. Or had he imagined the contact? Her hand used to be already again on her facet of the desk. He used to be wrung out. Sauced and marinated, too. Venturing again onto the topic of the homicide was once making his brain pop and buzz like neon, a jazzed situation that appeared more likely to persist so long as Nanette stored taking a look at him so carefully with these vibrant eco-friendly eyes. Her cheeks have been flushed, the way in which they have been after her exercises on the big apple gym. “I hate to confess this,” she stated, “but it bothers me, too. ” “Really? ” “Yes. more often than not simply because not one of the attainable motives are very flattering. ” For a in short giddy second he concept she used to be approximately to explain many of the sexual positions that may be accomplished atop a small table. He then learned from her downcast expression that it was once anything extra severe. “Charlie can have been extra deeply occupied with this entire factor than we’d prefer to admit,” she stated. “It’s one cause we’re now not difficult an post-mortem. ” “By ‘this entire thing,’ you suggest prostitution? ” She nodded gravely. Sam couldn’t aid yet remember his dialog with Charlie as they’d waited in line on the York. “He did appear to comprehend much approximately how the company labored. Or at the least its origins. ” “I’m afraid we need to entertain the concept that he could have been greater than only a client. It’s a thriving alternate the following, if you happen to hadn’t spotted. Gobs of cash. And, good, with the entire locations Charlie on a regular basis travels—traveled, sorry—he definitely might were good situated to assist with, let's imagine, manpower procurement. ” “You relatively imagine so? ” Then why the massive lecture on atonement? Sam questioned. except Charlie had, once more, been toying with him. What a idiot Sam have been. “He pointed out anything approximately subsequent Monday. ” “Monday? ” Nanette appeared to perk up. “Big doings, it seems that. or perhaps he used to be baiting me. He stated he’d canceled his flight to Hong Kong and used to be going to stay round. ” “I think all this would clarify why he obtained so dissatisfied while the police raided the Cyclone. If he used to be actually within the flesh exchange, a crackdown would’ve been undesirable for enterprise. ” Sam’s brain careened drunkenly again via every little thing Charlie and he had performed, attempting to see the occasions in a unique gentle. It basically made him dizzy. “You know,” he eventually acknowledged, “this Lieutenant Assad used to be beautiful drawn to Charlie’s pursuits. in particular his neighborhood contacts. ” “Oh, pricey. this may be embarrassing. What did you inform him? ” “All that I knew. i assumed we would have liked to help—” “Of direction we do. and also you have been correct to be open and sincere. ” “Except concerning the datebook. ” “The datebook? ” “I’ve been intending to let you know. when you stated to get his BlackBerry, good, it wasn’t there. yet he had a datebook in his pocket, so I took it. ” “And you didn’t flip it over to the police? ” He nodded. “You must have instructed me faster, Sam. this would have created a true challenge. ” “I bet it slipped my brain. And the consulate didn’t look like the correct position to convey it up, due to the fact that I didn’t have it with me.

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