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The year is 1998. Nick, a marine biologist, is working on coral reef protection off the idyllic island of Zanzibar. While on a trip to nearby Tanzania, he meets Miranda, who works in the US embassy there. They could be forgiven for thinking they are living in paradise - until they find themselves embroiled in a desperate terrorist conspiracy.

Giles Foden's gripping third novel draws on recent history to create a contemporary thriller of dazzling virtuosity.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 26mm | 310g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571205178
  • 9780571205172
  • 449,125

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'The bombing of the world trade centre in 1993, was I'm afraid to say only the beginning' Jack Queller; 'Giles Foden is the most original and interesting novelist of his generation.' Allan Massie, The Scotsman
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About Giles Foden

Giles Foden was born in 1967 and spent his youth in Africa. Between 1990 and 2006 he worked as a journalist on the Times Literary Supplement and the Guardian. In 1998 he published The Last King of Scotland, which won the Whitbread First Novel Award and was later made into a feature film. The author of three other novels and also a work of narrative non-fiction, he was appointed Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in 2007. He lives in Norfolk.
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Rating details

244 ratings
3.3 out of 5 stars
5 9% (22)
4 30% (74)
3 46% (112)
2 11% (27)
1 4% (9)
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