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The Place That Didn't Exist
Author: Mark Watson

ISBN: 9781447243380
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 12 July 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.2 x 2.1
'Dubai is a good place to win. And a really, really bad place to lose . . .'

Junior advertising creative Tim Callaghan can hardly believe his luck when his idea for a commercial is commissioned by an international charity. He's flown out to Dubai to supervise the project and is immediately enticed by the city - a futuristic environment unlike anywhere he's ever been before. The first few days go by in a blur: Tim meets the heads of the charity and the production team; a movie star flies in to appear in the advert; and The Village, the five-star resort in which they're staying, offers an almost uncanny level of customer service.

Then filming begins, a crew member dies, and things get complicated . . .

Beautiful, seductive, brilliantly managed and a little bit frightening, Dubai itself is like an advert, and takes on an increasingly unsettling atmosphere as the murder investigation begins. The longer Tim stays, the more surreal everything seems: the mysterious death, the ad campaign, even the charity. As Tim's assumptions evaporate one by one in the heat of the desert city, all that's certain is that ...

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