Treachery in Tabari

A novel of international diplomacy, suspense and espionage

Fiction - Crime
160 Pages
Reviewed on 06/25/2022
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Author Biography

Dirk spent almost forty years in the diplomatic service of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. He served in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and a total of twelve years at his country’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York.

He is now retired and lives in Pennsylvania.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Treachery in Tabari is a political thriller novel by Dirk Marks. Ranita Rao, the Director of UN Affairs for the African nation of Tabari, accompanies her prime minister to a UN summit in New York. However, Ranita's life is set to turn upside down when an assassination attempt on the prime minister leaves him dead and Ranita severely injured. She finds herself unwittingly thrust into an international conspiracy that not only threatens her life but can also lead to a drastic change in the geopolitical power hierarchy. After the FBI and local NYPD law enforcement delve into the case, it is revealed that the shooter may have been part of one of the mafia families. With seemingly everything in turmoil, can Ranita protect herself and those she loves?

Treachery in Tabari is an action-packed thriller that gets its hooks into you from the first page and refuses to let go until the end. Author Dirk Marks weaves an intricate plot full of twists and turns to keep readers glued to the pages. Filled with suspense, action, and political intrigue, the narrative races by at a blistering pace without a single hitch. The cast of characters is quite large. Marks uses a multiple POV narrative, showcasing all the different factions involved in the story. I particularly enjoyed the dynamic between Ranita Rao and Alex Simba. If you're a fan of TV shows like Homeland, you're going to love Treachery in Tabari. Overall, I had an absolute blast reading it. Recommended to readers who love political thrillers.