The Golden Scales

The Golden Scales

A Makana Mystery

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781608197941
Characteristics: xvi, 397 p. ; 22 cm


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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


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