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The ghost runner, Parker Bilal

Label
The ghost runner
Title
The ghost runner
Statement of responsibility
Parker Bilal
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is 2002 and as tanks roll into the West Bank and the reverberations of 9/11 echo across the globe, tensions are running high on Cairo's streets. Private Investigator Makana, in exile from his native Sudan and increasingly haunted by memories of the wife and daughter he lost, is shaken out of his grief when a routine surveillance job leads him to the horrific murder of a teenage girl. In a country where honour killings are commonplace and the authorities seem all too eager to turn a blind eye, Makana determines to track down the perpetrator. He finds unexpected assistance in the shape of Zahra, a woman who seems to share Makana's hunger for justice. Seeking answers in the dead girl's past he travels to Siwa, an oasis town on the edge of the great Sahara desert, where the law seems disturbingly far away and old grievances simmer just below the surface. As violence follows him through the twisting, sand-blown streets and an old enemy lurks in the shadows, Makana discovers that the truth can be as deadly and as changeable as the desert beneath his feet
Member of
Summary
Sudanese investigator Makana travels into the desert heart of Egypt to solve a series of brutal murders and explore the shifting sands of the past
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Library Journal Best Books 2014
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10275940
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bilal, Parker
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Makana mystery
Series volume
0003
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  • Makana (Fictitious character : Bilal)
  • Egypt
Target audience
adult
Label
The ghost runner, Parker Bilal
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052498172
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 413 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408841112
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)864788989
Label
The ghost runner, Parker Bilal
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052498172
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 413 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408841112
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)864788989

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