Goodreads: The Burgas Affair
Author: Ellis Shuman
Published: 30th October 2017
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “She’s an Israeli data analyst. He’s a headstrong Bulgarian detective. Together they must track down those responsible for a horrific bombing.
In the wake of a deadly terrorist attack at Burgas Airport in Bulgaria, Israeli and Bulgarian intelligence agencies launch a joint investigation. Detective Boyko Stanchev on the police task force teams up with Ayala Navon, a young Israeli intelligence analyst on her first overseas assignment.
The two must establish whether the terrorists were assisted by a Bulgarian crime organization in laying the groundwork for the attack.
It should be a routine investigation, but shadows of the past keep interfering.
Boyko’s interactions with a crime boss pursuing a vendetta against him threaten to throw him off track. Ayala’s pursuit of the terrorists and their accomplices brings up painful memories of a family tragedy.
Boyko and Ayala form a shaky alliance, one that evolves into growing cooperation and affection as they desperately race against time to uncover who was behind the Burgas bombing.
The Burgas Affair is a fictional account of the aftermath of a very real terrorist attack. On July 18, 2012, a deadly explosive rocked a tourist bus at Burgas Airport, killing five Israelis and their Bulgarian bus driver. The terrorists responsible for this murderous attack have never been brought to justice.” – Goodreads
Review: It nice to read a book from a different part of the world that I have pretty much zero knowledge of. You learn quite a bit of history and their culture, which was interesting to learn. Interesting as well that even in another part of the world, the way the police and investigates work is very much the same worldwide.
You had the main investigate and then you saw the past of the two main characters. What events that led them to become who they are now today in the story. It was nice to see, also gave you more layers to the characters, making them more understandable in a way.
(Disclaimer: I received a copy from the Author. Does not affect my review)
When i saw the title i thought “hmm, burgas, why does that sound familiar?”
Then i saw it was in Bulgaria and i realised i’ve been there.
It’s not a setting i come across often!
First time ever for me