Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Nightfall in Mogadishu by Veronica Li

Nightfall in Mogadishu is a spy thriller and historical novel set in Somalia. It weaves the country’s history, politics and culture into a tale of international intrigue. Susan Chen, a CIA agent is sent to Mogadishu to thwart a plot to overthrow the government. She finds a nation that has lost its soul and is whirling into a vortex of violence and terror.


The mode in which people were assassinated was so chilling! The setting of this book is very well written, I could picture it vividly. I think the fact the author spent time in Mogadishu was a big factor in that.

The story at times was very slow and for a short while a bit boring, but once I got through that part it moved very quickly to the end. The ending was a bit brief and I would have liked a longer ending. I mean after building the story for the whole book, it was over very quickly and I didn't feel as though all aspects of the story got resolved.

'Nightfall in Mogadishu' is definitely not a genre that I read much, but I found it enjoyable. Susan was an interesting character and I would like to read more about her. Overall, a fast, fun read. If you like espionage/spy thriller type books this one is right up your alley.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done.***

Product Details
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: 1st Book Library (November 20, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1588202518
ISBN-13: 978-1588202512
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