The Men Behind

The Men Behind

A Mamur Zapt Mystery

by Michael Pearce

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/05/2013

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Praise for The Men Behind...

"Pearce deftly captures the intertwined political, cultural, and religious tensions of his colorful locale and turbulent period." -Publishers Weekly

"Pearce's last few plots have wound his sly, gentle satire more tightly than ever. The most satisfying entry yet in this attractive series." -Kirkus Reviews

While riding to lunch on his donkey, Fairclough of Customs is unseated by shots fired from behind. The incident is the first of a series of attacks seemingly aimed at public officials. Even Mamur Zapt Captain Gareth Owen, 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?" Ordered to act quickly, Owen delves into the maneuverings at the Khedive's court and the goals of a commercial delegation. 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 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?

Michael Pearce was raised in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. He trained as a Russian interpreter but later moved to an academic career. He now lives in London and is best known as the author of the award-winning Mamur Zapt books.
ISBN:
9781464201363
9781464201363
Category:
Crime & Mystery
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-05-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
236
Dimensions (mm):
216x140x14mm
Weight:
0.31kg
Michael Pearce

Michael Pearce was raised in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, where his fascination for language began.

He later trained as a Russian interpreter but moved away from languages to follow an academic career, first as a lecturer in English and the History of Ideas, and then as an administrator.

He has a strong interest in human rights and in languages, both of which feature indirectly in his new series. Michael Pearce now lives in South-West London.

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