The traffickers. The drug dealers. The smugglers.
They know what it takes to get a gun into Morocco, and so does Detective Laafrit.
When a fourth corpse in three days washes up in Tangier with a bullet in the chest, Laafrit knows this isn't just another 'illegal' who didn't make it to the Spanish coast.
As his team hunts for the murder weapon, Laafrit follows a hunch and reveals the killer at the heart of an international conspiracy.
A fast-paced crime thriller from the Arab west.
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Born in Mekne s, Morocco in 1958, Abdelilah Hamdouchi is one of the first writers of police fiction in Arabic and a prolific, award-winning screenwriter of police thrillers. Many of his novels, including the acclaimed The Final Bet, address democratic and human rights issues. He lives in Rabat, Morocco.
Translator Jonathan Smolin is the author of Moroccan Noir: Police, Crime, and Politics in Popular Culture (2013). He lives in Hanover, NH.
"A refreshing and refined crime thriller . . . . Events unfold cleanly, with a sniper's precision. Whitefly is an entertaining crime novel, a slice of insight into police culture. However, it is also a subtle hint at some of the most pressing issues tormenting contemporary Morocco, bubbling beneath the surface, and of all that cannot be filed away and put on the backburner quite as easily as a police case."--Banipal
"Abdelilah Hamdouchi seems to have found the formula for the emergence of the Moroccan detective novel."--Libération Kaleidoscope
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Buchbeschreibung I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd. Apr 2016, 2016. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Set in contemporary Tangier, Morocco, Detective Laafrit investigates the case of four corpses washed up on the beach. The victims are presumed illegal immigrants, drowned trying to reach Spain packed in small fishing boats, however Laafrit soon discovers that one of them has been brutally shot. Guns are illegal in Morocco and the mysterious shooting shakes the police force as the hunt for the murder weapon begins in earnest. With the help of his informants, Laafrit's investigation reveals a spiraling conspiracy of international sabotage. 136 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9789774167515