Set in colonial Morocco the story highlights a seamier part of Tangier which is definitely not very apparent today!
Francis and David are partners but David is paranoid. When he is good he is very good but when he is drunk or on drugs he becomes a completely different character. Abusive and nasty. When he leaves London for Tangier Francis seems to be too helpless but to follow and the ensuing story is one of murder, forgery of paintings, corruption at every level and espionage.
Though the story centred around the forgery of Picasso's paintings and the mayhem and murders which resulted as a sequence, I also felt the story dealt with betrayal of love and trust and friendship which was sad, because Francis never seemed to be able to sound out who was looking after him.
An interesting read and I particularly liked the setting despite the rather dark background of Tangier.
Sent to me via Netgalley courtesy of Open Road Integrated Media.