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by Dan Fesperman

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.
Download Layover in Dubai epub
ISBN: 0307268381
ISBN13: 978-0307268389
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Author: Dan Fesperman
Language: English
Publisher: Knopf; 1 edition (July 13, 2010)
Pages: 304 pages
ePUB size: 1493 kb
FB2 size: 1422 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 439
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It was a bit slow setting the frame for this story. I was pulled into the story by it 's background story. As the story developed I came to love it and it's complexity. International and corporate intrigue, cultural differences and the desire to set things right no matter what. I enjoyed reading it.
Excellent plot, interesting characters, informative about Arab culture.
Dan Fesperman's knowledge of the Middle East combined with his ability to weave a clever plot intersecting corporate greed in the US with local corruption (Dubai) , pitted against the efforts of two honest and fallible men makes a page turning read.
J. MacKenzie
"Layover in Dubai" was certainly the best book of the summer. It kept me guessing until the last few pages. As a past resident of the Arabian Gulf, I can attest to the fact that the author had his cultural facts straight and it was clear he has been to the Gulf or had an editor who knows the region personally. I give this book a top rating and recommend it to all mystery/murder fans.
An incisive view into a piece of the world in which Westerners have little clone toon. And a classic page turner that moves with surprises. And Fesperman's "fiction' again appears to have more "fact" behind it than alleged non-fiction.
It has been awhile since I read this book, but found it interesting and insightful. I worked in Saudi Arabia for seven years and have more than a casual interest in problems, terrorism, cultural, and other matters involving the Mid East. I twice visited Dubai, unfortunately in years preceding its unprecedented growth, which I wish I could afford to visit just for the look-see. Thank heavens for email and superb pictures of Dubai in its new "glory," which emerged when Hong Kong ceased to be the international traveler's destination when English gave up the rule.
The author lived several weeks in Dubai researching this book. Gives you a feeling for Dubai and to some extent the importance of personal relationships in doing business in the UAE. Mostly, this book is a lot of fun! Informative and entertaining!
I liked it but not to the point of a whole-hearted endorsement. The plot was somewhat contrived but following the story through the streets of Dubai and the desert kept my interest. I could never figure out whether this was a tale of corporate greed, prostitution or government corruption. Take it to beach but don't expect anything unusual.