Shadow of the Rock

Shadow of the Rock

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
Entreated for help by an old school friend who has been wrongly accused of murder, lawyer Spike Sanguinetti travels to Tangier to prevent his friend's extradition, an effort that is compromised by a renewable energy company's financing deal and a Bedouin girl's claims that the company is responsible for her father's disappearance. 20,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

On a humid summer night in Gibraltar, lawyer Spike Sanguinetti finds Solomon Hassan, an old school friend, waiting on his doorstep. Accused of murdering a Spanish girl in Tangiers, Solomon swears his innocence. He has managed to skip across the Straits, but the Moroccan authorities demand his return. Spike travels to Tangiers in the hope of delaying the extradition.

Solomon's boss, Nadeer-the founder of a renewable-energy company called Dunetech that is on the verge of financing an enormous solar-powered site in the Sahara-suggests that if Spike can delay Solomon's trial until after the deal is signed, he will persuade the governor of Tangiers to bury the extradition demand. Complicating this offer, Spike encounters a Bedouin girl who insists that Dunetech is engaged in a nefarious scheme linked to the disappearance of her father. As Spike uncovers the truth, he finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into a world of secrets, corruption, and murderous lies.



Baker
& Taylor

Entreated for help by an old school friend who has been wrongly accused of murder, lawyer Spike Sanguinetti travels to Tangier to prevent his friend's extradition, an effort that is compromised by the questionable dealings of a renewable-energy company.

Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2012
ISBN: 9780802779991
0802779999
Branch Call Number: Fiction Mogford
Characteristics: 261 pages ; 23 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.

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meyoubou
Jul 26, 2013

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

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writer13
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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