Shadow of the Rock

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A&C Black, Aug 2, 2012 - Fiction - 272 pages
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One humid summer night in Gibraltar, lawyer Spike Sanguinetti arrives home to find an old friend, Solomon Hassan, waiting on his doorstep.

Solomon is on the run, accused of a brutal murder in Tangiers. He has managed to skip across the Straits but the Moroccan authorities want him back.

Spike travels to Tangiers to try to delay Solomon's extradition, and there meets a beautiful Bedouin girl. Zahra is investigating the disappearance of her father, a trail which leads mysteriously back to Solomon. Questioning how well he really knows his friend, Spike finds himself drawn into a dangerous game of secrets, corruption and murderous lies.
 

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User Review  - maneekuhi - LibraryThing

Well, what a disappointment "Shadow of the Rock" (SOTR) was. Seemed like a winner. A lawyer based in Gibraltar agrees to help a friend accused of murder in Morocco; and the next book takes place in ... Read full review

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User Review  - smik - LibraryThing

This is a gritty story played out on unfamiliar territory for most of us - Gibraltar and Tangiers. It promises to be the beginning of a series, with the second, SIGN OF THE CROSS, already published ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
7
Section 4
13
Section 5
16
Section 6
19
Section 7
22
Section 8
24
Section 16
129
Section 17
155
Section 18
163
Section 19
165
Section 20
189
Section 21
196
Section 22
212
Section 23
214

Section 9
31
Section 10
33
Section 11
101
Section 12
116
Section 13
120
Section 14
126
Section 15
127
Section 24
216
Section 25
220
Section 26
224
Section 27
241
Section 28
249
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About the author (2012)

Thomas Mogford read Modern Languages at Oxford University and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from City University, London. He works for ITV Sport as a translator and reporter on the UEFA Champions League. His short fiction has been published in The Field Magazine, Litro and Notes from the Underground. An early work featuring Spike Sanguinetti reached the semi-finals of the 2008 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and was referred to by Publishers Weekly as 'an exotic, addictive mystery'. Thomas Mogford is married and lives in Chelsea, London.

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