Gilbert Cruz
May 04, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Unknown Terrorist

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Richard Flanagan
publisher
Grove Press
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Fiction

We gave it a B-

After she romps in the sack with a virtual stranger, Australian stripper Gina Davies finds herself targeted as the nation’s top terrorist in Richard Flanagan?s The Unknown Terrorist.

Local Color
Australia’s sun-kissed streets become as sweaty and oppressive as the Algerian beach in Camus’ The Stranger.

Lowdown
An effective modern tale of paranoia that is undermined by its often unsubtle look at the mob mentality of a fearful government and its citizenry. B-

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