Dark Water by Parker Bilal
(A Makana Investigation)

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Bilal’s sixth (City of Jackals, 2016, etc.) again plants a seed of suspense as an entree into a nuanced look at an unfamiliar culture.
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The sixth thriller in the Makana series called "excellent" by Marilyn Stasio in the New York Times Book Review.

When an Englishman, Marcus Winslow, appears at Private Investigator Makana's door one April morning, Makana does not realize that he will soon risk losing everything he has built for himself in Cairo. Winslow represents the British Secret Intelligence Services and he has a special mission to offer, one that Makana cannot resist: Ayman Nizari, a dangerous specialist in biochemical nerve agents, is on the run and asking for asylum. The only person who can bring him in is Makana--by Nizari's own request.

Nizari has gone underground in Istanbul and Makana, for the first time since arriving in Egypt, must travel abroad, to a city he doesn't know. Can he trust Marcus Winslow? Or is something more sinister in the works?

In Istanbul, Makana soon realizes that nothing is what it appears to be. Suddenly, his past is racing to catch up with him, and Makana becomes both hunter and hunted.
 

About Parker Bilal

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Parker Bilal is the pseudonym of Jamal Mahjoub. Mahjoub has published seven critically acclaimed literary novels, which have been widely translated. Born in London, he has lived at various times in the UK, Sudan, Cairo and Denmark. He currently lives in Barcelona.
 
Published July 11, 2017 by Bloomsbury USA. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction
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Kirkus

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on Apr 18 2017

Bilal’s sixth (City of Jackals, 2016, etc.) again plants a seed of suspense as an entree into a nuanced look at an unfamiliar culture.

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Reviewed by Sam Millar on Jul 14 2017

Parker Bilal (pseudonym of Jamal Mahjoub) is a master storyteller and Dark Water is an electrifying, psychological thriller, one that will keep you guessing right to the very last page.

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