Set in Cairo in 1908, this crime novel centres on Mamur Zapt, head of the British political CID, who tries to avert the possibility of a terrorist outrage at Cairo's principal festival, after the attempted assassination of a veteran politician.
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In his 1988 debut, Michael Pearce, who grew up in the (then) Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, memorably navigates the swirling cultural and political cross-currents of his chosen period and place, bringing to an historian's confidence the creative intelligence of a born novelist. -- John Coleman, Sunday TimesAbout the Author:
Michael Pearce grew up in the (then) Anglo-Egyptian Sudan among the political and other tensions he draws on for his books. He returned there later to teach and retains a human rights interest in the area. His career has followed the standard academic rake's progress from teaching to writing to administration. He finds international politics a pallid imitation of academic ones.
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