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Jihadi: A Love Story

Yusuf Toropov’s novel deals with topics that may seem more at home on the pages of the daily papers – like terrorism and torture. Told alternately by the prisoner Ali Liddell and his interrogator/torturer/former partner, it recounts the tension between occupying forces and fundamentalists in The Islamic Republic, a…
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The Travelers

Written by Chris Pavone — In an expertly assembled first few chapters, Chris Pavone sets the scene nicely. The Travelers of the title is a magazine, and so much more. It’s a brand, an idea, an aspiration, an experience and, indeed, a lifestyle. You could say…
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Jihadi: A Love Story

Written by Yusuf Toropov — The word ‘jihadi’ conjures up a very distinct image in the minds of most westerners: masked men in the desert clutching AK-47s, standing over their victims. It’s a preconception that’s far removed from the two so-called jihadis involved in this self-proclaimed love story. The word…
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NTN: Minute Zero

Written by Todd Moss — If you missed Todd Moss’s dramatic 2013 debut with The Golden Hour, you can catch up with his protagonist Judd Ryker in Moss’s second book, the recently released Minute Zero. The crimes he deals with are writ large: political chicanery,…
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The Bleiberg Project

Written by David Khara — You might have heard of The Bleiberg Project already – it’s the debut novel, now translated into English by Le French Book, by French writer David Khara. We interviewed the author a couple of weeks ago and he told us…
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Interview: David Khara

Formerly a copywriter and an entrepreneur, French author David Khara’s crime fiction career had a dream start. His first book wasn’t intended for publication, but found its way into an editor’s hands. His second book, The Bleiberg Project, is a thriller with links to World War…
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The Red Star of Cádiz

Written by Ōsaka Gō — This is an unusual book by any standards. Written in 1986 by one of Japan’s most versatile authors it has been translated here into English for the first time. Osaka Go’s work sells consistently well in his home country, and this novel…
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