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The Resource City of jackals, Parker Bilal

City of jackals, Parker Bilal

Label
City of jackals
Title
City of jackals
Statement of responsibility
Parker Bilal
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mourad Hafiz appears to have dropped out of university and disappeared. Engaged by his family to try and find him, Makana comes to believe that the Hafiz boy became involved in some kind of political activity just prior to his disappearance. But before he can discover more, the investigation is sidetracked: a severed head turns up on the riverbank next to his home, and Makana finds himself drawn into ethnic rivalry and gang war among young men from South Sudan. The trail leads from a church in the slums and the benevolent work of the larger-than-life Rev. Preston Corbis and sister Liz to the enigmatic Ihsan Qaddus and the Hesira Institute. The fifth installment of this acclaimed series is set in Egypt in December 2005. While Cairo is torn by the protests by South Sudanese refugees demanding their rights, President Mubarak has just been re-elected by a dubious 88 percent majority in the country's first multi-party elections. In response to what appears to be flagrant election-rigging, there are early stirrings of organized political opposition to the regime. Change is afoot and Makana is in danger of being swept away in the seismic shifts of his adopted nation
Member of
Summary
Hired to investigate the disappearance of a university student who may have become involved in political activities, Makana Hafiz is drawn by a gruesome murder into an ethnic rivalry and gang war among young men from South Sudan with ties to a charismatic religious couple
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10494622
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
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Bilal, Parker
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Makana mystery
Series volume
0005
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  • Private investigators
  • Missing persons
  • Murder
  • Cairo (Egypt)
Target audience
adult
Label
City of jackals, Parker Bilal
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn918283755
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9781632863270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)918283755
Label
City of jackals, Parker Bilal
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn918283755
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9781632863270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)918283755

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