By George Alec Effinger

ISBN-10: 0553274074

ISBN-13: 9780553274073

Marid Audran has develop into every thing he as soon as despised. no longer goodbye in the past, he used to be a hustler within the Budayeen, an Arabian ghetto in a Balkanized destiny Earth. again then, as frequently as no longer, he did not 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 international. 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 well go back to a lifetime of neither possessing nor being owned. Which, regrettably, is not certainly one of his options.It's additionally no longer a subject. For anything darkish is afoot. anything that's sending town into chaos. supporting a child-mutilator to prevent arrest. Sending a killer to homicide Marid's accomplice. Murdering prostitutes and savaging their is still. indicators element to the hand of Abu Adil--the one guy within the urban whose energy competitors Friedlander Bey's. no matter what occurs subsequent, it is not going to be excellent news for Marid Audran…

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Asked Shaknahyi. "You bet your ass. He's got a suspicion that Abu Adil is thinkin' about breakin' their truce. " Well, until I found my leverage with Friedlander Bey, I was his puppet. I had to do whatever he and Hajjar told me to do. Shaknahyi, however, didn't want any part of it, "I wanted to be a cop because I thought I could help people," he said. "I don't make a lot of money, I don't get enough sleep, and every day I mix into one goddamn crisis after another. I never know when somebody's gonna pull a gun on me and use it.

Mr. " "Listen, Chiri," I said. "Let me—" "Lily," she called to one of the changes, "get the new owner a drink. " She looked at me fiercely. "The tende is mine, Audran. Private stock. " She was making it hard for me. I could only imagine how she felt. "Wait a minute, Chiri. I had nothing to do with—" "These are the keys. This one's for the register. The money in there's all yours. The girls are yours, the hassles are yours from now on too. " She snatched her bottle of tende from under the bar. "Kwa heri, motherfucker," she snarled at me.

He looked like a mother's bad dream of a drug dealer, which is what he was when he wasn't administering the affairs of the nearby walled quarter. " he said. "Okay," I said. " Hajjar was about two years younger than me, and it gave him a kick to boss me around. I looked in the box. There were a couple of hundred blue cobalt-alloy plates. It looked like another really tedious job. " I swore under my breath. Every cop carries an electronic log book to make notes on the day's tour: where he went, what he saw, what he said, what he did.

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