The Migrant Report

The Migrant Report

by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar

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The Migrant Report by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar

The penalty for stealing is losing your hand. No wonder Ali can leave his wallet overnight in his office. Yet crime hovers on the fringes of society, under the veneer of utopia.

Police captain Ali's hopes of joining the elite government forces are dashed when his childhood deformity is discovered. His demotion brings him face to face with the corruption of labor agencies and also Maryam, an aspiring journalism student, who is unlike any local girl he has ever met.

Ali and his unlikely sidekick must work together to find the reason so many laborers are dying. Against the glittery backdrop of the oil rich Arabian Gulf, Ali pursues a corrupt agency that will stop at nothing to keep their profits rising. As the body count rises, so does the pressure to settle the source.

Can Ali settle the score before the agency strikes again?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781514646922
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/29/2015
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar is a South Asian American who has lived in Qatar since 2005. Moving to the Arabian Desert was fortuitous in many ways since this is where she met her husband, had two sons, and became a writer. She has since published eight e-books, including a momoir for first time mothers, Mommy But Still Me; a guide for aspiring writers, So You Want to Sell a Million Copies; a short story collection, Coloured and Other Stories; and a novel about women's friendships, Saving Peace.

Her coming of age novel, An Unlikely Goddess, won the SheWrites New Novelist competition in 2011.

Her recent books have focused on various aspects of life in Qatar. From Dunes to Dior, named as a Best Indie book in 2013, is a collection of essays related to her experiences as a female South Asian American living in the Arabian Gulf. Love Comes Later was the winner of the Best Indie Book Award for Romance in 2013 and is a literary romance set in Qatar and London. The Dohmestics is an inside look into compound life, the day-to-day dynamics between housemaids and their employers.

After she joined the e-book revolution, Mohana dreams in plotlines. Learn more about her work on her website at www.mohadoha.com or follow her latest on Twitter: @moha_doha.

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evna777 More than 1 year ago
The Migrant Report is an enlightening story. It shows the other part of the world that sometimes we overlook. The truth will hit you. In my country, Indonesia, these cases happen too. It might be in different form but the results are the same. Injustice and sometimes death. The different points of views in every chapters helped me immensely in understanding people's motive. Such as Laxmi. She was a mother to a daughter and soon another child. She needed the money to give her child equal education to the Americans. It was two sides of a coin. A difficult choice for her indeed. Ali, a police officer, had childhood defect that prevented him from getting the job he had been trained for a long time. This also caused some problems in his family. When he met Maryam, a struggling university student, in the construction site, he cannot help but start to like her more. Maryam was assigned by his professor, Paul, to write a fresh article other than the latest fashion. So she decided to go to the camp to search more. Along the way, she saw the dead body that kept her thinking about her life. Manu wanted to find a new life in the country where his sister worked. When he arrived in Qatar, he never expected that his contract was changed and he was not working in office like his sister said. Instead, he worked in Arabian Gulf and life was never the same ever since. There are several social issues written, like the inequality between men and women. It was unheard of that women go to the university. It was better that they get married and take care of the house. And then Ali that felt like he was a half-man. The inequality was no different. Maybe it was even more burden for Ali since he had sisters, he had to think about. I really enjoyed the flow of the story and the cultural insights. Great book, Mohana!