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Double Blank (Inspector Llob #2)

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Ben Ouda, a senior ranking diplomat is found savagely murdered. Is this yet another victim of the never ending Islamic fundamentalist violence plaguing Algiers? Inspector Llob has doubts: Ben Ouda had too many fiends, too many far fetched theories...Against the background of a city in turmoil, Inspector Llob navigates the Algiers underworld and its rich elite. He resists t ...more
Paperback, 129 pages
Published March 15th 2005 by Toby Press (first published 1998)
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For its brevity, this is crime fiction on a grand scale. Inspector, rather, Superintendent Llob of the Algiers police finds himself on the trail of a diabolical scheme played out against the political turmoil of the country whose independence from France he once fought for. Told with all the grittiness of hard-boiled detective fiction, this tale takes readers from one end of the social spectrum to the other - the grinding poverty of the crime-infested slums to the grandiose life styles of the fi ...more
Thriller part of the series, but to my Ludlum-ish tastes, not enough thrilling. :)
Enjoyable yes. And different from the other Khadra book (I forgot the title) I read. Quite a bit of humor in the book too (and as often with translated books, I wonder how the original might go..). And I loved the environments and some of the characters too.
the author is an ex algerian army officer writing under a woman's name. this is a crime thriller set in algeria and tries to look like tough guy american novels. interesting, but confusing.
Insight into how society functions, and why, and the tensions of surviving in modern Algeria. Grim.
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Yasmina Khadra (Arabic: ياسمينة خضراء‎, literally "green jasmine") is the pen name of the Algerian author Mohammed Moulessehoul.
Moulessehoul, an officer in the Algerian army, adopted a woman's pseudonym to avoid military censorship. Despite the publication of many successful novels in Algeria, Moulessehoul only revealed his true identity in 2001 after leaving the army and going into exile and secl
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