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The Honored Dead - A Story of Friendship, Murder, and the Search for Truth in the Arab World

Joseph Braude

The Arab Islamic world is known for religious extremism, ethnic conflicts, and, now, the overthrow of seemingly unshakable regimes-but if anything has become clear, it's that our understanding of the region remains shrouded and incomplete. The seeds of revolution, radicalism, and-possibly-reform are buried in the individual stories of millions of people whose lives determine the fates of their societies, people whose motivations are as common, and as strange, as our own. Here is one of those stories-and the story of how this world is being transformed, one life at a time. Joseph Braude is the first Western journalist ever to secure embed status with an Arab security force, assigned to a hardened unit of detectives in Casablanca who handle everything from busting al-Qaeda cells to solving homicides. One day he's given the file for a seemingly commonplace murder: a young guard at a warehouse killed in what appears to be a robbery gone wrong. Braude is intrigued by the details of the case: the sheer brutality of the murder, the identities of the accused-a soldier-and the victim, a shadowy migrant with links to a radical cleric, and the odd location: a warehouse owned by a wealthy member of one of the few thriving Jewish communities in the Arab world. After interviewing the victim's best friend, who tearfully insists that the true story of the murder has been covered up by powerful interests, Braude commits to getting to the bottom of it. Braude's risky pursuit of the shocking truth behind the murder takes him from cosmopolitan Marrakesh to the proud Berber heartland, from the homes of the wealthiest and most powerful people in the country to the backstreets of Casablanca, where migrants come to make fortunes, jihad, and trouble, but often end up just trying to survive with dignity. The Honored Dead is a timely and riveting mystery about a society in transition, the power of the truth, and the irrepressible human need for justice. From the Hardcover edition.

The Arab Islamic world is known for religious extremism, ethnic conflicts, and, now, the overthrow of seemingly unshakable regimes-but if anything has become clear, it's that our understanding of the region remains shrouded and incomplete. The seeds of revolution, radicalism, and-possibly-reform are buried in the individual stories of millions of people whose lives determine the fates of their societies, people whose motivations are as common, and as strange, as our own. Here is one of those stories-and the story of how this world is being transformed, one life at a time. Joseph Braude is the first Western journalist ever to secure embed status with an Arab security force, assigned to a hardened unit of detectives in Casablanca who handle everything from busting al-Qaeda cells to solving homicides. One day he's given the file for a seemingly commonplace murder: a young guard at a warehouse killed in what appears to be a robbery gone wrong. Braude is intrigued by the details of the case: the sheer brutality of the murder, the identities of the accused-a soldier-and the victim, a shadowy migrant with links to a radical cleric, and the odd location: a warehouse owned by a wealthy member of one of the few thriving Jewish communities in the Arab world. After interviewing the victim's best friend, who tearfully insists that the true story of the murder has been covered up by powerful interests, Braude commits to getting to the bottom of it. Braude's risky pursuit of the shocking truth behind the murder takes him from cosmopolitan Marrakesh to the proud Berber heartland, from the homes of the wealthiest and most powerful people in the country to the backstreets of Casablanca, where migrants come to make fortunes, jihad, and trouble, but often end up just trying to survive with dignity. The Honored Dead is a timely and riveting mystery about a society in transition, the power of the truth, and the irrepressible human need for justice. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Arab Islamic world is known for religious extremism, ethnic conflicts, and, now, the overthrow of seemingly unshakable regimes-but if anything has become clear, it's that our understanding of the region remains shrouded and incomplete. The seeds of revolution, radicalism, and-possibly-reform are buried in the individual stories of millions of people whose lives determine the fates of their societies, people whose motivations are as common, and as strange, as our own. Here is one of those stories-and the story of how this world is being transformed, one life at a time. Joseph Braude is the first Western journalist ever to secure embed status with an Arab security force, assigned to a hardened unit of detectives in Casablanca who handle everything from busting al-Qaeda cells to solving homicides. One day he's given the file for a seemingly commonplace murder: a young guard at a warehouse killed in what appears to be a robbery gone wrong. Braude is intrigued by the details of the case: the sheer brutality of the murder, the identities of the accused-a soldier-and the victim, a shadowy migrant with links to a radical cleric, and the odd location: a warehouse owned by a wealthy member of one of the few thriving Jewish communities in the Arab world. After interviewing the victim's best friend, who tearfully insists that the true story of the murder has been covered up by powerful interests, Braude commits to getting to the bottom of it. Braude's risky pursuit of the shocking truth behind the murder takes him from cosmopolitan Marrakesh to the proud Berber heartland, from the homes of the wealthiest and most powerful people in the country to the backstreets of Casablanca, where migrants come to make fortunes, jihad, and trouble, but often end up just trying to survive with dignity. The Honored Dead is a timely and riveting mystery about a society in transition, the power of the truth, and the irrepressible human need for justice. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Benson Simmonds

Length:

11h 12m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

28:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

27:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

20:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

29:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

16:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

00:36