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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (244 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Fesperman Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN:
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Corporate auditor Sam Keller, careful to a fault, has decided to live it up for a change. And what better spot for business-class hedonism than the boomtown of Dubai, where resort islands materialize from open ocean, fortunes are made overnight, and skiers crisscross the snowy slopes of a shopping mall.

But when a colleague is murdered during a night on the town, Sam soon finds himself waist-deep in a bewildering, lethal mix of mobsters, prostitutes, and crooked cops.

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. But he knows where the levers of power reside. And as the unlikely duo work their way toward the heart of the case, each man must confront the darkest forces threatening Dubai from within.

A stunning portrait of a world where the old and new continually collide, and Dan Fesperman's most suspenseful novel yet.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 2/14/2014

    " The plot of the book was well written but felt a bit cliche. I would prefer to give it 3.5 stars instead of 4 but I'm limited to full star ratings. In general through, it was a good, light, easy to read thriller but just don't expect anything deep or new here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 2/13/2014

    " liked this one very much. reminded me of the bourne trilogy series. good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ipek | 2/6/2014

    " Quite enjoyable with Dubai in the centre role. Nice quick read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joel Kelly | 2/5/2014

    " A pretty good read really. A mix of big city undercurrents and traditions of Arabic life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chela | 1/31/2014

    " exciting, well written, though a bit predictable at times. a fun, quick, light read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 1/26/2014

    " Provided a really interesting insight into life in the Emirates, as well as being an entertaining read. Slightly seedy but probably necessary given the subject matter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 1/9/2014

    " Solid thriller of corporate auditor getting caught up in nefarious action in Dubai. Gets a bit tedious and uninspired about 2/3s in (the attempt to hide Sam Keller as a worker is a bit too forced), but quickly reverts to meaningful action. Well worth your time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 1/7/2014

    " Auditor caught up in corporate corruption in an exotic land. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brennan Arrold | 12/21/2013

    " Interesting characters and an engaging story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 12/10/2013

    " 4 stars within the Thriller genre for me. I always enjoy the non-serial ones, this one had good characters and an interesting setting. I found it much more compelling that Arms Maker of Berlin, also by Fesperman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Kraft | 11/26/2013

    " I actually read this during a layover in Dubai. My only requirement for a book was one that would keep me awake, and this one did that very well. In addition, I learned a lot about Dubai's shady underbelly and it's suspense and crime was very fun to read. Yay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie Tanner | 11/4/2013

    " Great story! Lots of fast paced excitement and I loved learning some little things about the culture of Dubai. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dara | 10/24/2013

    " Fun, readable thriller. Most of the interest comes not from the rather timeworn plot, but from the details of life in Dubai. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kwing (Mook) | 9/1/2013

    " A little slow to start but the story matures and sucks you in. Some exciting twists and a good splash of local color combine to make this story well worht the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhod | 8/3/2013

    " well written mystery - plot keeps you on the edge of your seat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christe | 4/13/2013

    " My first time to read a Dan Fesperman novel. At the beginning, I thought I might stop reading it, but I'm glad I continued! I don't normally read international crime fiction, but it grew on me! Loved the twist at the end. I will definitely try more of his work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher Culp | 3/8/2013

    " The plot started off strong but lost some of its momentum. But the real "main character" of the book is Dubai itself, which Fesperman captures accurately and atmospherically. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 8/23/2012

    " I heard about this author from one of my favorite book podcasts, Books on the Nightstand. I really enjoyed it. Basically a well written thriller, with more than usual character development. I am looking forward to reading more by this author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/14/2012

    " Didn't love this book. It's supposed to be a thriller - but really didn't seem too exciting. The most interesting part was learning about the culture of Dubai. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 12/6/2011

    " Decently written thriller with rather simplistic plot. What makes the book worth reading, is the decription of Dubai. It appears the plot is designed to give us a tour of the various sides of life in Dubai. A rather superficial tour, but interesting nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pmcpmd | 9/9/2011

    " Amazing as always--both the mystery and especially the setting--learned a lot but the writing is just superior for every reason. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Nooker | 8/21/2011

    " Enjoyed the insight given of Dubai and all the internal happenings of the place . The plot and characters are average but keeps you involved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 6/17/2011

    " Provided a really interesting insight into life in the Emirates, as well as being an entertaining read. Slightly seedy but probably necessary given the subject matter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pete | 6/14/2011

    " This is the second book of Fesperman's that I have read. I enjoyed it very much. I really like how he develops his characters. This one did not disappoint. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joel | 3/4/2011

    " A pretty good read really. A mix of big city undercurrents and traditions of Arabic life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kwing (Mook) | 2/20/2011

    " A little slow to start but the story matures and sucks you in. Some exciting twists and a good splash of local color combine to make this story well worht the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/23/2011

    " I really liked this book. The most interesting part was the culture of Dubai. The caracters were really sort or lovable and the story was interesting and fast paced. Overall a very good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 1/17/2011

    " liked this one very much. reminded me of the bourne trilogy series. good read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/29/2010

    " Didn't love this book. It's supposed to be a thriller - but really didn't seem too exciting. The most interesting part was learning about the culture of Dubai. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nuclearoil | 12/11/2010

    " Pretty run of th mill story, but an intresting back drop in Dubai. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 12/6/2010

    " Decently written thriller with rather simplistic plot. What makes the book worth reading, is the decription of Dubai. It appears the plot is designed to give us a tour of the various sides of life in Dubai. A rather superficial tour, but interesting nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 11/10/2010

    " An average mystery/thriller book with not much mystery or thrills. The city of Dubai was the main star of this book. Don't ever want to work at one of those labour camps! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 10/26/2010

    " Richmond Book Club Book! I liked it. It was a good mystery with enough cultural references to Dubai that I learned a bit while enjoying the plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhod | 10/22/2010

    " well written mystery - plot keeps you on the edge of your seat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 10/8/2010

    " Insight into Dubai --- interesting story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dara | 8/26/2010

    " Fun, readable thriller. Most of the interest comes not from the rather timeworn plot, but from the details of life in Dubai. "

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About the Author
Author Dan Fesperman

Dan Fesperman’s travels as a writer have taken him to thirty countries and three war zones. Lie in the Dark won the Crime Writers’ Association of Britain’s John Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for best first crime novel, The Small Boat of Great Sorrows won their Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for best thriller, and The Prisoner of Guantánamo won the Dashiell Hammett Award from the International Association of Crime Writers. He lives in Baltimore.

About the Narrator

Christopher Lane is an award-winning actor, director, and narrator. He is a three-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration and recipient of ten AudioFile Earphones Awards.