Kismet by Jakob Arjouni
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By Jakob Arjouni

Kismet

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Kismet by Jakob Arjouni

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"Kismet" is about organised crime and war profiteers, about the insanity of nationalism and the madness of the Balkan conflict, and about the longing for one great love. It is a thrilling, utterly captivating novel - Jakob Arjouni at his best. It all began with a favour. Kayankaya and Slibulsky had wanted to help out Romario, the owner of a small Brazilian restaurant, when he is threatened by extortionists. Then suddenly there were two bodies on the floor of Romario's restaurant, their faces caked in white powder. Kayankaya is troubled by these deaths and decides to find out who the men are, until he himself is pursued by a mafia organisation about whom nothing appears to be known. Gradually, it becomes clear to Kayankaya that he is facing the most brutal and dangerous group of gangsters to have run Frankfurt's station quarter. And then a new assignment comes in: he is to find a woman he has seen in a video film, and who he is convinced was looking at him from the screen.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842432358
ISBN-10: 1842432354
Format: Paperback
(186mm x 124mm x 25mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: No Exit Press
Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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US Kirkus Review » A routine shakedown leads Frankfurt PI Kemal Kayankaya (One Death to Die, 1997, etc.) to a maze of slimy, violent crooks.The Saudade Restaurant doesn't do enough business for Romario, its owner, to pay a protection fee of 6,000 Deutschemarks per month. So after losing his thumb to a pair of tough guys who say they're from the Army of Reason, Romario gets Kayankaya and his buddy Slibulsky - the ice-cream man whose resume includes work as a bouncer and bodyguard - to protect him from the protectors. The result is a bloodbath that doesn't end until the Saudade is reduced to ashes. And it doesn't really end even then, because Kayankaya won't let the case die. Convinced that Dr. Michael Ahrens, the soup king whose BMW was obligingly parked outside the restaurant, is behind the racket, he digs in his heels. So does Ahrens, and there's a stalemate until Kayankaya, who's already got one client whose dog he's being paid to find, takes another, a teenaged refugee named Leila, who wants him to find her mother while Leila perfects her German by reading pornography. Despite the jocular mood, no story involving so many sordid felonies can end happily, and this one doesn't.The plot is full of holes and awkward shifts as Kayankaya hurtles from one nest of vipers to the next. But even apart from the obligatory anti-Turkish episode, the unsavory atmosphere is inimitable. (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - Jakob Arjouni

Jakob Arjouni is the author of three other Kayankaya novels, published by No Exit, Happy Birthday Turk, More Beer and One Man, One Murder. His novel, Magic Hoffman, was shortlisted for the IMPAC Award. He divides his time between Germany and France

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