Alliances shift, loyalties deceive, espionage thrives, and danger lies as much in the dark corners of Cairo as it does in the desert night. And at a barge on the Nile, at the Cataract Café, under the watchful eye of its proprietor, Olivio Alaved, Egypt frames its destiny.
©2001 Bartle Bull; (P)2007 Blackstone Audiobooks
"Exotic adventure fiction doesn't come much better." (Publishers Weekly)
"A World War II page-turner that's part Masterpiece Theater, part Raiders of the Lost Ark, part Casablanca." (Washington Post)
"Nonstop action, eroticism and intrigue...take place in [a] terrain of swashbuckling authenticity. Romantic and eventful...a satisfying dose of wartime action, private revenge, and seething passion." (New York Times)
Blood, intrigue, romance, and justice intermingle in this historical novel. The region's character is brought out by several nations colliding in the sands of the dessert. Rider (the star of the series) becomes a tragic hero, with pain and courage overcoming adversity in his ever tragic life. Tough not to get absorbed in the narration. Recommended.
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