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A Fire in the Sun (The second book in the Marid Audran by George Alec Effinger

By George Alec Effinger

Marid Audran has turn into every thing he as soon as despised. no longer see you later 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 now not, he did not have the money to shop for himself a drink. yet he had his independence.Now Marid works for Friedlander Bey, "godfather" of the Budayeen, a guy whose strength 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 gear which he might abandon in a second if he may possibly go back to a lifetime of neither possessing nor being owned. Which, regrettably, isn't really certainly one of his options.It's additionally no longer a subject matter. For anything darkish is afoot. whatever that's sending the town into chaos. aiding a child-mutilator to prevent arrest. Sending a killer to homicide Marid's companion. Murdering prostitutes and savaging their is still. indicators element to the hand of Abu Adil--the one guy within the urban whose strength competitors Friedlander Bey's. no matter what occurs subsequent, it is not going to be excellent news for Marid Audran…

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Audran thought for a moment, perplexed. " "Even as you lost yours," said the Prophet. " The Prophet nodded. "A condition forced upon you, as well. " "Early in my season of preaching, the Meccans would not listen to my word. I turned to the Sardar of Tayefand asked his permission to preach there. The Sardar gave permission, but I did not know that secretly he plotted to have me attacked by his hired villains. I was badly hurt, and I fell unconscious to the ground. A friend carried me out of Tayefand lay me beneath a shady tree.

Not just Chiri and her club. " The Half-Hajj grunted. "Never understand you, Marid," he said. "You sound like a tired old relic. You're as bad as Jacques. If you just choose your moddies carefully, you never have to worry about moral questions. " That's all I needed to hear. "See you around, Saied," I said. " He turned and headed back to the Fee Blanche. I went on to Chiri's where I shooed everybody out, closed up the place, and drove back to Friedlander Bey's. I climbed the stairs wearily to my apartment, glad that the long, surprise-filled day was finally over.

Shaknahyi gave him a sharp look. I did the same. " said the cop. "I mean what I said. I got a little assignment for you two. You're gonna be workin' very closely for a while. " asked Shaknahyi. Hajjar shook his head. "I never said that. " Shaknahyi was so outraged, I thought he was going to split down the middle. " he said. " I didn't like the idea of going out on the street. I d idn't want to make myself a target for every loon in the Budayeen who owned a cheap needle gun. "I'm supposed to stay here in the station house," I said.

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