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.