Out of the blue, private investigator and ex-soldier Lee Arnold receives a visit from an old army mate. Abbas is convinced he's had contact from his estranged son Fayyaad, radicalised and thought to be fighting for ISIL in Iraq. Lee's journey will take him from the Western world to the murky online recruitment techniques of radical Islamism.
A friend from the past asks for private investigator Lee Arnold's help in tracing his son: Fayyad al'Barri was last thought to be in Syria having embraced radical Islam. But a cryptic message has prompted his family to believe Fayyad has had a change of heart and is searching for a way back home. With fellow investigator Mumtaz Hakim's help, they might be able to establish contact. From the bright lights of the Western world, to shady boxing clubs and murky online jihadist recruitment, and while violence erupts close to home, Mumtaz and Lee are on an unknown path into the mind of a terrorist, journeying closer to danger than they ever imagined.
"makes for a really gripping and enjoyable read ... the picture of life in today's East End is absorbing and the complexities of the Muslim community are fascinating" - The Mystery People, March 2017; "Fascinating and compelling ... Barbara has managed to give a glimpse into the process of the initial stages of radicalisation and in turn, it enables the reader to reach a better understanding as to why so many youngsters embrace this way of life...Barbara's writing is edgy and the action is very well paced...Bright Shiny Things is fascinating, very well structured and a thoroughly intelligent read." - Book Worm Mummy; "Nadel gives us an unflinching portrait of the social stresses and strains of the Bengali community in and around its Brick Lane heartland. ... This is a gripping read which will entertain and cause nails to bitten to the quick." - Fully Booked; "A gripping story. ... The insight this book provides into the pressures and difficulties of a Muslim family in today's London is brilliant. ... I love this series and would recommend it to any reader in a heartbeat!" - Crime Squad; "Barbara Nadel is an incredible writer. ... Nadel's background as a mental-health services worker and her childhood in London's East End round out Bright Shiny Things. ... Bright Shiny Things is a timely thriller that deals with current issues in the Middle East and the lived experience of Muslims everywhere." - Foreword Reviews; "Unvarnished reality, delivered in a flat, almost journalistic, style for impact, makes this a stunning read" Crime Review
About Barbara Nadel
Barbara Nadel was born and brought up in the East End of London. She has a degree in psychology and, prior to becoming a full-time author, she worked in psychiatric institutions and in the community with people experiencing mental health problems. She is also the author of the award-winning Inspector Ikmen series. Barbara now lives in Essex.
Bright Shiny Things by Barbara Nadel
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