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The golden scales: a Makana mystery
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New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.
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xvi, 397 pages ; 22 cm.
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MYSTERY Bilal, P.
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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"--

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1st U.S. ed.
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English
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9781608197941, 1608197948, 9781608197965

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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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bilal, P. (2012). The golden scales: a Makana mystery. 1st U.S. ed. New York: Bloomsbury.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bilal, Parker. 2012. The Golden Scales: A Makana Mystery. New York: Bloomsbury.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bilal, Parker, The Golden Scales: A Makana Mystery. New York: Bloomsbury, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bilal, Parker. The Golden Scales: A Makana Mystery. 1st U.S. ed. New York: Bloomsbury, 2012. Print.

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