It is the summer of 2001 and in Cairo's crowded streets the heat is rising...

The unsolved murders of young homeless boys are fanning the embers of religious hatred.As tensions mount, Makana - who fled his home in Sudan a decade ago - has a premonition that history may be about to repeat itself.

Hired to investigate threats that have been made to a hapless travel agent Makana finds himself drawn to Meera, a woman who knows what it is like to lose everything and who needs his help. But Makana's troubled past is trying to lay claim to him once again, this time in the form of a dubious businessman who possesses a powerful secret.

When Makana witnesses a brutal killing he attracts the attention of both the state security services and a dangerous gangster family. His search for answers takes him from the labyrinths of Cairo to the ancient city of Luxor and an abandoned monastery in the desert, into a web of intrigue and violence.

Author

Parker Bilal

 

 

Pseudonym Of

Jamal Mahjoub

Parker Bilal is the pseudonym of Jamal Mahjoub. Mahjoub has published seven critically acclaimed literary novels, which have been widely translated. Born in London, he has lived at various times in the UK, Sudan, Cairo and Denmark. He currently lives in Barcelona.

Country of Origin
Country of Origin

Books:

Series: Makana

Book Number:
2
2013
Book Number:
1
2012
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Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Blog CR - Dogstar Rising, Parker Bilal
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Review THE GOLDEN SCALES - Parker Bilal
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Saturday, January 5, 2013
Blog CR - The Golden Scales - Parker Bill
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, December 29, 2012
ISBN
9781608198719
Year of Publication
Publisher
Series
Book Number (in series)
2
Location
Review DOGSTAR RISING - Parker Bilal
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Blog CR - Dogstar Rising, Parker Bilal
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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