The Shadow of the Rock by Thomas Mogford
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The Shadow of the Rock Summary
On a humid summer night in Gibraltar, lawyer Spike Sanguinetti finds Solomon Hassan, an old school friend, waiting on his doorstep. Accused of murdering a Spanish girl in Tangiers, Solomon swears his innocence. He has managed to skip across the Straits, but the Moroccan authorities demand his return. Spike travels to Tangiers in the hope of delaying the extradition.
The Shadow of the Rock Reviews
"Guns, grit, and torture: this breathtaking debut runs through the shifting sands with aplomb. Mogford's exotic locales, gorgeous prose, and closing twist make this debut a showstopper." - Library Journal
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Thomas Mogford studied 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, Litro, and Notes from the Underground. An early work featuring Spike Sanguinetti was a semifinalist for the 2008 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and was referred to by Publishers Weekly as "an exotic, addictive mystery." Mogford is married and lives in London.
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