Title: Moghul Buffet
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publication Date: 1998
Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York. 1998. Farrar Straus Giroux. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 264 pages. hardcover. Photograph Of Veiled Woman By Brad Wilson. Jacket Design By John Gall. Signed by The Author. 0374211795. keywords: Literature India Mystery. inventory # 25878. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Micky Malone lives in Bethesda, dines at Taco Bell, takes a vacation only when he has to, and feels happiest when connected to the many gigabytes of his computer. When an unfortunate chain of events forces him to go on a business hip to Peshawar, an ‘unpleasant border town in the most troubled part of the troubled country of Pakistan,’ it doesn’t take long for his worst fears about foreign destinations to come true, The Inter-Continental Hotel is comfortable enough, its Moghul Buffet lavish, but Malone cannot shake his growing fear that something really bad is about to happen to him, When it does, a mysterious message smeared in blood on the hotel’s ice machine will be the only clue eager young Detective Iqbal has to go by, when he is dispatched from the capital to find out who killed the American. Soon, Iqbal is up to his modern, Western-educated ears in a bewildering maze of tribal rivalries, prostitution rings, turbulent mixed marriages, and warring European charity organizations. With his boss hounding him for results and his wife’s militantly feminist best friend mocking his efforts, life is bad and about to get worse. A distraught American sister, a feudal princess, a bossy representative from the Women’s Bureau— this wild frontier province maybe a man’s world, but It’s home to plenty of women ready to give Iqbal grief as his one isolated murder case turns into a string of killings. This is a book about East meeting West in noisy, head-on collisions; about sibling loyalty, desert latrines, soccer in Islam; and, most of all, about men, women, and justice. CHERYL BENARD is the director of an Austrian research institute and the author of numerous highly successful non-fiction books, primarily on women’s issues, published in the German-speaking world, She lives in Vienna, Austria, and North Potomac, Maryland. . Bookseller Inventory # 25878
Synopsis: An American businessman visiting Peshawar, Pakistan, vanishes from his hotel room. The only clue is an enigmatic message in blood scrawled on the Coke machine. A series of murders follows. But in a country where half the population is hidden beneath chadors, tracking a murderer can be difficult.
About the Author: Cheryl Benard is the director of an Austrian Research Institute and the author of numerous highly successful non-fiction books, primarily on women's issues, published in the German speaking world but never in English. She lives in Vienna, Austria and North Potomac, Maryland.
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