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The Resource Escape from Baghdad!

Escape from Baghdad!

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Escape from Baghdad!
Title
Escape from Baghdad!
Statement of responsibility
Saad Hossain
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two down on their luck black-marketeers, Dagr and Kinza, have inherited a very important prisoner: the former star torturer of Saddam's recently collapsed Ba'athist regime, Captain Hamid, who promises them untold riches if they smuggle him to Mosul. With the heat on, they enlist the help of Private Hoffman, their partner in crime and a U.S. Marine, who undertakes to help them escape the authorities.But getting out of Baghdad is no easy task. The city is crawling with traps and alive with 5000 years of history. Soon they are embroiled in the search for a serial killer and the mysteries of an ancient watch that doesn't tell time. Hounded by religious fanatics, crazed librarians, alchemists, special elements of the former Iraqi secret service, not to mention the United States army, the odd foursome must survive long enough to discover the truth. And in this place where life is constantly under siege the truth may be, quite simply, the secret to eternal life.With a satiric eye firmly cast on the absurdity of human violence, Escape from Baghdad features more than a few shades of Heller's Catch-22 and David O'Russell's Three Kings while doing something all-together shocking: giving voice, ribald humor, and some epic firepower to people most often referred to as “collateral damage."
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Summary
Two regular guys from Baghdad enlist the help of a U.S. Marine in sneaking Sadam Hussein's chief torturer out of Baghdad as the Ba'athist regime collapses around them
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Pace
Tone
Writing style
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10406865
Cataloging source
BT
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Hossain, Saad
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Escape from Baghdad!
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:0b7c77d6-1c48-4ea9-94fb-c1ee2818e82b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781939419323
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Escape from Baghdad!
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0b7c77d6-1c48-4ea9-94fb-c1ee2818e82b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781939419323
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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