The Golden Scales

The Golden Scales

A Makana Mystery

Book - 2012
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"The ancient city of Cairo is a feverish tangle of the old and the new, of the superrich and the desperately poor, with inequality and corruption everywhere. It's a place where grudges and long-buried secrets can fester, and where people can disappear in the blink of an eye. Makana, a former Sudanese police inspector forced to flee to Cairo, is now struggling to make ends meet as a private detective. In need of money, he takes a case from the notoriously corrupt mogul Saad Hanafi, owner of a Cairo soccer team, whose star player, Adil Romario, has gone missing. Soon, Makana is caught up in a mystery that takes him into the treacherous underbelly of his adopted city, encountering Muslim extremists, Russian gangsters, vengeful women, and a desperate mother hunting for her missing daughter-a trail that leads him back into his own story, stirring up painful personal memories and bringing him face-to-face with an old enemy from his past ... Published on the anniversary of the revolution in Egypt, The Golden Scales is an elegantly written, thrilling story set in a city of upheaval, chaos, and corruption"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, c2012
ISBN: 9781608197941
Branch Call Number: MYS F BIL
Characteristics: xvi, 397 p. ; 22 cm

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ChristchurchLib Jan 14, 2013

"Working as a private detective after he is forced to flee Cairo, Makana, a former Sudanese police inspector, takes a case from a notoriously corrupt owner of a Cairo soccer team whose star player has gone missing, a case that pits Makana against Muslim extremists, Russian gangsters and a desperate mother." January 2013 Thrillers & Suspense Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=590376

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