The Mamur Zapt and the Return of the Carpet

The Mamur Zapt and the Return of the Carpet

Book - 1990
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The Mamur Zapt, head of Cairo's CID in the heydey of (the indirect) British rule, focused on political, not police, matters. With the bustling new century, the loosening of imperial ties, and the rise of nationalism, his was a busy office. The attempted assassination of a veteran politician raises the spectre of a major terrorist statement at the capital's principal religious festival where the faithful celebrate the Return of the Holy Carpet from Mecca.Easily navigating multiple nationalities, three principal languages, and four competing legal systems, not to mention the intricacies of shadow and actual governments, Captain Owen, the Welsh incumbent, bolsters the Mamur Zapt's office with the aid of a host of memorable characters. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1990, c1988.
Edition: 1st ed. in the U.S.A.
ISBN: 9780385415200
0385415206
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 183 p. ; 22 cm.

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Jul 11, 2016

delightfully witty, don't read the critics review, I think it's too much of a spoiler. A fun period piece. Easy to read, don't get hung up on the bureacracy and who's who in the various gov't departments.

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