The Golden Scales

The Golden Scales

A Makana Mystery

eBook - 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, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781608197958
1608197956
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 397 p.)

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Babalouis
Jun 05, 2018

Parker Bilal is a wonderful writer and I love his insight into Cairo, the streets and the poor as well as the rich with their ostentatious homes and meaningless purchases. More importantly, it was an interesting mystery if kind of convoluted. I will definitely read him again.

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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