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Riassunto: While riding home to lunch on his donkey, Fairclough of Customs is rudely unseated by shots fired from behind. The incident is but the first of a series of attacks seemingly aimed at public officials. Even Captain Gareth Owen, the Mamur Zapt, British head of Cairo's Secret Police, barely escapes. Is a sinister campaign to undermine foreign rule under way? And who are “the men behind”? True, the Nationalist movement is rising after thirty years of the British Protectorate, and the new Liberal Government in London is more sympathetic than the heavy-handed Conservatives and Cromer to local rule. But can Owen discount more mundane agendas?
Under orders to act quickly, Owen delves into maneuverings at the Khedive's court and the goals of a commercial delegation. His investigations not only carry him in to the city's student quarter but out into the countryside and onto a rural estate. Along the way he juggles a Pasha whose political star is fading, a bomb-wielding Berber, and the knife-happy gypsy Soraya who seriously annoys Owen's main squeeze, the fiery and lovely Zeinab, herself the daughter of a pasha. Which of these explosive mixes is most likely to prove injurious to the Mamur Zapt as well as to the government he serves?....
The Men Behind is the fourth in a delightful tongue-in-cheek series after The Mamur Zapt the The Return of the Carpet, The Night of the Dog, and The Donkey-vous.
From the Back Cover: A sudden bullet pierces the pungent dust that permeates Cairo. The victim is a bookkeeper called Fairclough; he has been shot at from behind while riding home on his donkey, though not badly hurt. Hardly cause for alarm, thinks Cadwallader Owen, better known as the Mamur Zapt, or head of Cairo's Secret Police. After all, Fairclough is with Customs. And in 1909 British-ruled Cairo, Customs is the lowest of all departments. But Owen's nonchalance is soon shattered as unexpected, bloody violence shakes Cairo's crowded bazaars and bustling thoroughfares. Then, scores of frightened British and Egyptian civil servants flood the police with complaints of pursuit by unknown men. Finally, on a dank back street, Owen himself is followed and nearly attacked by two shadowy characters in European dress. Is this a reign of terror to undermine British rule? Or is it a personal vendetta? The Mamur Zapt is determined to uncover the truth. It is a dangerous mission that will take him through Cairo's darkest alleys, into its loudest, bawdiest district, and out to a fearfully remote desert village. Dodging wild bombs and stray bullets, the Mamur Zapt desperately strives to preserve the law...and his own life. But to do so he must find answers to mystifying questions. Who are these would-be assailants who stalk their victims so cunningly? Who are the deadly "men behind"?
Titolo: The Men Behind: A Mamur Zapt Mystery
Casa editrice: Poisoned Pen Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2003
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Poisoned Pen Press, 2003. Condizione libro: Very Good. Reprint. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP77030940
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Descrizione libro Poisoned Pen Press, 2003. Condizione libro: Good. Reprint. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP81778034
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR002527335
Descrizione libro Poisoned Pen Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2701173981
Descrizione libro Poisoned Pen Press, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. The cover image and date may vary. Possible defects such as light shelving wear may exist. May have minor creasing, writing, stickers and/or residue. COAS Books, A Bookstore for Everyone. Ships Within 24 Hours - Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Codice libro della libreria mon0001011027
Descrizione libro Poisoned Pen Press, Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A., 2003. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: New. No Jacket. 1st U.S. Trade Paperback Edition, 1st Pr. Nice, unsold, unread first U.S. trade paperback edition, 1st printing of this Mamur Zapt mystery. Ships in a box, fast service from a real bricks and mortar independent bookstore open since 1998. Codice libro della libreria 007746
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Descrizione libro Poisoned Pen Press, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M1590580524
Descrizione libro Poisoned Pen Press, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria P021590580524