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The Ghost Runner

The Ghost Runner

Author(s): Parker Bilal

Location(s): Cairo, Siwa

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Early 2000s



The protagonist is Sudanese, living in Cairo and the subtle aspects of life in that part of the world are effortlessly conveyed by the author. It is Cairo, 2002. Makana and Sindbad are instructed by Magdy Ragab to follow her lawyer husband. Meanwhile a young woman Karima lies dying after being burned. How these two story lines come together.

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Murder mystery that expertly probes the dark side of Cairo . This atmospheric crime fiction probes deep issues (Independent)

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