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E. G. Platter
4.0 out of 5 starsUnusual settings, appealing crime-solvers...
Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2017
Am warming to this series. The inspector goes to Dubai this time, a slight disappointment because it was the very unfamiliar setting of his home country of Kyrgyzstan which first intrigued me, but it works. He reunites with his terrifying old partner in solving crime, Saltana, and together they dive in and out of impossibly dangerous predicaments. Worth sampling at the very least.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 13, 2018
Another good plot excitingly told though with the main characters as before - Akyl still mourning his dead wife, still haunted by his killings, still yearning after Saltanat and still outwitting his boss! Starts and end in Bishkek but mainly set in Dubai where the police force are either rather dozy or not used to murder for Akyl shoots his way through the book and gets away without any problem; his do-gooding is a bit nauseating and everyone’s ability to speak very fluent English or Russian is problematic but the author knows Dubai far better that I do. Who cares if the story is good.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 3, 2017
Callaghan just keeps getting better. Using his knowledge from over two decades of residing in Dubai, he sets a plot in the less well known parts of this glamourous rich man's playground. Although some of the violence was a bit too descriptive for my taste, the story line was one of those plots where you just wanted to keep on reading to see where the twists would turn! We've had Spring, Winter and now Summer. Looking forward to what happens to Inspector Akyl in the Autumn!