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This is the third of McNabb's novels on espionage, love affairs and general roguery in the Middle East, following Olives, and Beirut.
McNabb has a real knack for description, once again. The violence and danger that lurks under the surface - or right in the open - is so tangible and real. I can feel the dust in my sinuses, squint from the overbearing sunshine. The desolation is palpable.
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Junior Bender is the most amusing character I've come across since I met Gully Jimson in Joyce Cary's The Horse's Mouth. His world is made up completely of crooks, most of whom still cling to a shred of decency under pressure. Hallinan's wit is indelibly sharp throughout. If I dog-eared every page that has a memorable quip, the book would be mangled.
This is the first time since I bought a kindle that I am running off to download the following books in a series. I just can't wait to see what kind of mess Junior gets into next.
This is clever, clever writing, and great storytelling.