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The Resource The golden scales : a Makana mystery, Parker Bilal

The golden scales : a Makana mystery, Parker Bilal

Label
The golden scales : a Makana mystery
Title
The golden scales
Title remainder
a Makana mystery
Statement of responsibility
Parker Bilal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Summary
"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 inthe 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 soccerteam, 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"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10043916
Cataloging source
DLC
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1960-
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Bilal, Parker
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Makana mysteries
Series volume
0001
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  • Cairo (Egypt)
  • Private investigators
  • Private investigators
  • Egypt
Target audience
adult
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a Makana mystery
Label
The golden scales : a Makana mystery, Parker Bilal
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn733231450
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xvi, 397 p.
Isbn
9781608197941
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011034128
System control number
(OCoLC)733231450
Label
The golden scales : a Makana mystery, Parker Bilal
Publication
Control code
ocn733231450
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xvi, 397 p.
Isbn
9781608197941
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011034128
System control number
(OCoLC)733231450

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