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In the Cairo of 1908, the city lives--and dies--by its cafi culture. But for all restaurant businesses, then and now, the protection rackets pose a problem. And the city's cafis are experiencing a sudden upsurge in threats from various gangs. But who are they? More importantly, who's behind them? Is the money being channeled to some big crook, or is its use political, sayIn the Cairo of 1908, the city lives--and dies--by its cafi culture. But for all restaurant businesses, then and now, the protection rackets pose a problem. And the city's cafis are experiencing a sudden upsurge in threats from various gangs. But who are they? More importantly, who's behind them? Is the money being channeled to some big crook, or is its use political, say for the purchase of guns? With some sixty nationalities, one hundred and twelve ethnic groups, and over two hundred religious sects, not to mention the Nationalists on the rise, policing the capital is no easy matter. When Mustapha, one cafi proprietor, is attacked by men with clubs, his legs broken for non- compliance, everyone is worried. The attacks may be escalating towards the international community. The Russian Chargi makes a complaint. Are the Mingrelians, a very small Christian group from the Caucasus, formenting a real conspiracy aimed at the visit of a Russian Grand Duke? This royalty is coming to replicate the visit his uncle paid to Egypt at the opening of the Suez Canal. Heading off any such incident is the task of Gareth Owen, Head of the Secret Police. But will the Mamur Zapt find answers to so many arcane questions in time?......

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ISBN : 9781590580691
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 208 Pages
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The Mingrelian Conspiracy Reviews

  • P.D.R. Lindsay
    2018-12-02 23:42

    Another of the Mamur Zapt series. How Pearce can make bombs and political mayhem humourous is a mystery. But he does and it makes great reading. Pearce doesn't just go for laughs though, the reader is left wondering about people, politics and the stupidity of the human race. A good intelligent and funny read from a clever writer.

  • Kimberly Ann
    2018-11-12 18:26

    Something strange is going on in Cairo, and everyone blames the Mingrelians; whom are a most invisible group and no one quite seems to know exactly they are or where they can be found.

  • Rebecca Burke
    2018-11-19 23:28

    Another great read.

  • Mom
    2018-12-02 15:21

    I like this series for it's view of British protectorate era Egypt...1908.