Mark of the Pasha, The: A Mamur Zapt Mystery (Mamur Zapt Mysteries)

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9781590584446: Mark of the Pasha, The: A Mamur Zapt Mystery (Mamur Zapt Mysteries)

The Great War has ended, and the army is keen to be demobbed. Willoughby, the British High Commissioner in Egypt, hasn’t been long in his job. The Khedive is affronted when Britain refuses to receive rival delegations fueled by rising nationalism. A state of emergency has been declared. Some Armenians and Copts have been attacked. So have some English Civil Servants.
Gareth Cadwallader Owen is the Mamur Zapt, the Head of the Khedive’s Secret Police. Unlike his British colleagues, Owen works for the Khedive. It’s not a comfortable perch as agitation for political and social restructuring grows. Furthermore, Owen is married to a pasha’s daughter, Zeinab, herself straddling a cultural divide.
The Khedive has declared a procession. He’s going to drive around Cairo with his Ministers. Owen, who has spent his career defusing political time bombs, learns from his agents, some Greek and Egyptian, that the streets have been made dangerous by threats of real bombs. The first order of business is to ward them off. The second is to insure the safety of an impending major European delegation to the capital.What does it all have to do with Owen’s shiny new motor car?

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About the Author:

Michael Pearce grew up in the (then) Anglo-Egyptian Sudan among political and other tensions he draws on for his books. He returned there later to teach and retains a human rights interest in the area. His career progressed from teaching to writing to administration. He finds international politics a pallid imitation of academic ones.

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  "As usual, Pearce infuses the delightful narrative with an irresistible blend of humor, politics, culture, and intrigue." -- "Booklist" on "The Mark of the Pasha"
  “The convincing period detail, combined with comic touches, will charm newcomers as well as established fans.” –"Publishers Weekly" “Pearce ("The Point in the Market", 2003, etc.) makes his historical tales so witty and plausible that you'll regret missing Cairo's heyday. Pump up the air conditioning and enjoy.” –"Kirkus Reviews"

"As usual, Pearce infuses the delightful narrative with an irresistible blend of humor, politics, culture, and intrigue." -- "Booklist" on "The Mark of the Pasha"
"The convincing period detail, combined with comic touches, will charm newcomers as well as established fans." -"Publishers Weekly""Pearce ("The Point in the Market", 2003, etc.) makes his historical tales so witty and plausible that you'll regret missing Cairo's heyday. Pump up the air conditioning and enjoy." -"Kirkus Reviews"

"As usual, Pearce infuses the delightful narrative with an irresistible blend of humor, politics, culture, and intrigue." -- "Booklist" on "The Mark of the Pasha"
The convincing period detail, combined with comic touches, will charm newcomers as well as established fans. "Publishers Weekly" Pearce ("The Point in the Market," 2003, etc.) makes his historical tales so witty and plausible that you'll regret missing Cairo's heyday. Pump up the air conditioning and enjoy. "Kirkus Reviews""

-As usual, Pearce infuses the delightful narrative with an irresistible blend of humor, politics, culture, and intrigue.- -- Booklist on The Mark of the Pasha

-The convincing period detail, combined with comic touches, will charm newcomers as well as established fans.- -Publishers Weekly

-Pearce (The Point in the Market, 2003, etc.) makes his historical tales so witty and plausible that you'll regret missing Cairo's heyday. Pump up the air conditioning and enjoy.- -Kirkus Reviews

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