Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Nightfall in Mogadishu by Veronica Li
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Nightfall in Mogadishu is a political thriller set in Somalia, which provides an interesting backdrop to the story of intrigue and murder. The main character, Susan, is a CIA agent working undercover at the World Bank, and throughout the novel she struggles to balance the responsibilities of these two roles, with her personal sense of right and wrong. Susan is a strong and determined character, and I would be interested in reading more novels featuring her.
I didn't know much about the situation in Somalia before reading this book, but the author has worked there, and her knowledge of Mogadishu comes through on every page to make the story feel realistic. There's a lot of detail packed in to the book, but it doesn't slow the pace (which is fairly relentless).
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