Dead in Dubai (Lee Carruthers #2)

Dead in Dubai (Lee Carruthers #2)

by Marrilynn Larew

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BN ID: 2940154992432
Publisher: Artemis Hunter Press
Publication date: 04/30/2015
Series: Lee Carruthers #2
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 240,064
File size: 642 KB

About the Author

MARILYNN LAREW is a historian who has published in such diverse fields as American colonial and architectural history, Vietnamese military history, and terrorism, and has taught courses in each of them in the University of Maryland System..

She lives with her husband in a 200-year-old brick farmhouse on the Mason-Dixon Line in southern Pennsylvania. She belongs to Sisters in Crime, Guppies, and Chinese Military History Society.

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Dead in Dubai (Lee Carruthers #2) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Richie1 More than 1 year ago
This complex tale starts when former CIA analyst, Lee Carruthers goes to Dubai to find George Branson who works for the Agency. Cynthia Branson hasn't seen her husband in two years, and wants a divorce. Lee discovers that George is also known as Gil Brady and Karl Spiegel depending where he is and who he's working for. Roger Findley, also with the CIA, identified George as dead via his fingerprints; his face was missing courtesy of a gunshot wound to the back of his head. Lee finds herself embroiled between two illegal arms merchants and blood diamonds. The plot thickens as she seeks assistance from friends and takes on Fred Atkins, as her partner. Sidney, her former boss, warns her to get off the case before she gets herself killed. The plot is like a pretzel with its twists and turns.
MaraBlaise More than 1 year ago
I can see the appeal of this book, but for me the story in the book just didn’t work all the way. The writing was OK no problems there and I would without doubt read something else by Marilynn Larew. But as I wrote above, I just couldn’t get that interested in the story and I didn’t connect with the characters. I found the story lacked the necessary suspense to engage me. Events in the book that should be baffling or surprising just didn’t feel that way for me. I must admit that the last 30% of the book was a struggle for me to finish. But one thing I will say for the book, even though I wasn’t the reader for it, it was non-stop action from the beginning from the end. Lee Carruthers hadn’t that much time to relax because things happened almost all the time. I haven’t read the first book, but I feel that the loss that she suffered in it has made her careless about her own safety and it doesn’t make it any better than many people seem to want to harm her. As far as I know the first book I read where the story takes place in Dubai. Always nice to read a book where the story takes place somewhere else than USA or UK.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Marilynn Larew in her new book, “Dead In Dubai” Book Two in the Lee Carruthers series published by Artemis Hunter Press gives us another adventure with Lee Carruthers. From the back cover: Lead had already begun to fly before former CIA analyst Lee Carruthers could get to Dubai to investigate the death of George Branson, and each question she asked ratcheted the danger up by a notch. She knew George. He was a CIA officer, but she discovered that he had other identities as well . In Dubai he was Gil Brady, and he worked for the Russian merchant of death Sergei Malyakov. In Istanbul he was Karl Spiegel, and he worked for Belarusian arms dealer Felix Gringikov. He might have been collateral damage in the war between Malyakov and Gringikov for control of the post-Soviet arms trade, but Lee had to determine if Branson still worked for the CIA when he was killed or if he’d sold out and if so, to whom. She had to answer that question quickly, before she was sent on a one-way trip to Karachi. Action, adventure, mystery, suspense are just some of the ingredients in “Dead In Dubai”. This is a spy thriller filled with cross, double cross and triple cross. I haven’t read a good spy thriller where you cannot take anything at face value in a real long time. “Dead In Dubai” is going to keep you on your toes as you race along trying to keep up with all that is going on. The suspense is practically constant, only sporadically does Ms. Larew let you come up for air. Let me assure you that once you get started with “Dead In Dubai” you are not going to want to stop until you finish so I recommend you start early. Ms. Larew has provided us with a very clever exciting book and I look forward to the next book in this series. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Partners In Crime. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”