Shadow of the Rock

Shadow of the Rock

Book - 2012
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"A humid summer night in Gibraltar. Lawyer Spike Sanguinetti arrives home to find an old friend, Solomon Hassan, waiting on his doorstep. Solomon is on the run. A Spanish girl has been found with her throat cut on a beach in Tangiers and he is accused of her murder. He has managed to skip across the Straits but the Moroccan authorities want him back. Spike travels to Tangiers to try to delay Solomon's extradition, and there meets a beautiful Bedouin girl. Zahra is investigating the disappearance of her father, a trail which leads mysteriously back to Solomon. Questioning how well he really knows his friend, Spike finds himself drawn into a dangerous game of secrets, corruption and murderous lies" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780802779991
Branch Call Number: Mystery
Characteristics: 261 p. ; 22 cm


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fromlondonwithlove Nov 01, 2013

I read this on the recommendation of a friend whose taste I trust - and I was very happy to have listened to their tip. It's a cracking read with a genuinely original setting. Suspenseful and atmospheric, it does that glorious thing of taking you into a completely new world. I'm the one now doing the recommending and can't wait to read the author's next.

Jul 26, 2013

Very interesting look at life in Gibraltar and Morocco and an interesting story.

Feb 14, 2013

I could not even finish this book - so awful was it. In my opinion the author falls into one of the classic traps of new writers; he spends so much time and effort setting the stage that he forgets about the actual story. Overly flowery description severely hampers what otherwise might've been an interesting tale. Steer clear of this one.


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