Dark Water


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Bloomsbury USA
Publish Date
5.4 X 1.3 X 8.3 inches | 0.92 pounds

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About the Author

Parker Bilal is the pseudonym of Jamal Mahjoub. Born in London and brought up in Khartoum, Sudan, Mahjoub has lived in Britain and Denmark and currently lives in Amsterdam. He is an award-winning literary novelist under his own name, and this is the sixth installment of his acclaimed Makana Mystery series, following The Golden Scales, Dogstar Rising, The Ghost Runner, The Burning Gates, and City of Jackals.


"Makana (who uses only one name) is very much a noir hero, an updated version of Chandler's hardboiled loner, a man of honor...The complex and cynical actions of the agents of various security services suggest the dark world of spy fiction, from John le CarrΓ©'s THE LOOKING GLASS WAR to the post-Cold War espionage novels of Mick Herron or David Ignatius." - The Los Angeles Review of Books for DARK WATER

"A new best for this absorbing series, this fifth entry offers a must-read, street-level look at African politics; a compelling personal journey; and a top-rate mystery." - starred review, Booklist on CITY OF JACKALS

"This excellent series . . . captures the climate of fear and rage that has come to define life in a perpetual war zone." - Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review on THE GHOST RUNNER

"[Makana has become] one of crime fiction's most interesting and sympathetic detectives . . . [Bilal] gets better and better." - The Times on THE BURNING GATES

"Makana is a compelling, even an archetypal, hero . . . [A] must-read series." - starred review, Booklist on THE BURNING GATES

"Sharp, witty, politically astute thrillers . . . Makana's place as an exile on the margins of society . . . makes him the perfect 21st-century detective, capable of uncovering the many guises of power." - Al Jazeera America on THE GHOST RUNNER