Layover in Dubai

Layover in Dubai

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Random House, Inc.
The newest thriller from the author of The Amateur Spy and The Prisoner of Guantánamo (“Worthy of sharing shelf space with the novels of John le Carré and Ken Follett”—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 they’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 Sam’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 independent—and hauntingly beautiful—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 Fesperman’s most suspenseful novel yet: a stunning portrait of a city whose mysterious rhythm (“like the precision throb of an artificial heart, clicking and insistent, yet cool to the touch”) is underscored by the insistent clashing of old and new.

Baker & Taylor
Corporate auditor Sam Keller finds himself surrounded by Dubai's underworld violence in the wake of a colleague's murder and turns for help to unlikely detective Anwar Sharaf, a partnership that tests the dark regions of each man's heart.

Baker
& Taylor

Corporate auditor Sam Keller finds himself surrounded by Dubai's underworld violence in the wake of a colleague's murder and turns for help to unlikely detective Anwar Sharaf, a partnership that tests the dark regions of each man's heart. By the award-winning author of The Prisoner of Guantánamo. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307268389
0307268381
Branch Call Number: FIC FESPERMAN
Characteristics: 287 p. ;,25 cm

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