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Whitefly

Whitefly

Author(s): Abdelilah Hamdouchi

Location(s): Tangier

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction

Era(s): early 21st century

I want that gun, even if it’s in a fish’s stomach.

When a fourth corpse in three days washes up in Tangier with a bullet in the chest, Detective Laafrit knows this isn t just another illegal immigrant who didn t make it to the Spanish coast.

The traffickers. The drug dealers. The smugglers. They know what it takes to get a gun into Morocco, and so does Laafrit. As his team hunts for the gun, Laafrit follows a hunch and reveals an international conspiracy to unlock the case. Whitefly is a fast-paced crime thriller from the Arab west.

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.

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

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