ONE DEATH TO DIE by Jakob Arjouni


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You'd think it would be easier to find a missing person if you knew where she was, but that hasn't helped Frankfurt businessman Manuel Weidenbusch, whose imported Thai girlfriend Sri Dao Rakdee was kidnapped from under his nose by the crooks who'd promised to forge her a new set of identity papers. And it doesn't help Kemal Kayankaya, the Turkish detective whose caseload seems to revolve around xenophobia (Happy Birthday, Turk!, 1993, etc.). But Sri Dao's winding trail does guarantee Kayankaya a zippy, deliciously dirty tour of legal fleshpots and low-down scams victimizing illegal aliens before he pins the odd homicide to the obvious suspect. Plotted with verve and written with passion, though without the originality of Kayankaya's raffish debut.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1997
Page count: 192pp
Publisher: Fromm