By George Alec Effinger
Marid Audran has develop into every little thing he as soon as despised. now not goodbye in the past, he used to be a hustler within the Budayeen, an Arabian ghetto in a Balkanized destiny Earth. again then, as usually as no longer, he didn't have the cash to shop for himself a drink. yet he had his independence.
Now Marid works for Friedlander Bey, "godfather" of the Budayeen, a guy whose energy stretches throughout a shattered, crumbling global. throughout the day, Marid is a policeman…and Bey's own envoy to the police. His new place has introduced him funds and tool which he might abandon in a second if he may perhaps go back to a lifetime of neither possessing nor being owned. Which, regrettably, isn't one in every of his options.
It's additionally now not a subject. For anything darkish is afoot. anything that's sending the town into chaos. assisting a child-mutilator to prevent arrest. Sending a killer to homicide Marid's accomplice. Murdering prostitutes and savaging their continues to be. symptoms element to the hand of Abu Adil--the one guy within the urban whose energy opponents Friedlander Bey's. no matter what occurs subsequent, it's not likely to be excellent news for Marid Audran…
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A Fire in the Sun (Marid Audran, Book 2) by George Alec Effinger