The Exile Kiss

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Macmillan, Jun 27, 2006 - Fiction - 315 pages
20 Reviews
MarÓd Audran has risen from hustling on the streets of the decadent Budayeen ghetto to being the right-hand man of one of the Maghreb's most feared men. As an enforcer for the powerful Friedlander Bey, MarÓd is just beginning to enjoy his newfound wealth and privilege, when he and Bey are betrayed by a rival and accused of murder.

Sentenced to exile and abandoned to die in the vast Arabian desert, MarÓd and Bey must somehow survive the searing sands and make their way back to the now-hostile Budayeen--and, then, take their vengeance.

By turns thrilling and philosophical, The Exile Kiss is the culmination of one of the great works of modern SF.

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Review: The Exile Kiss (MarÓd Audran #3)

User Review  - David Mcangus - Goodreads

Much better than A fire in the Sun. This is largely because Marid spends most of his time either in the desert or in Budayeen, drinking with old buddies tracking down leads on this instalment's ... Read full review

Review: The Exile Kiss (MarÓd Audran #3)

User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

I will miss Marid, even if the last adventure felt a bit more philosophical than the others. There's only so much philosophy one can take when business is business... and action is action ;) I wonder how a team of Marid Audran and Takeshi Kovacs would fare... Read full review


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About the author (2006)

A winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, George Alec Effinger was the author of What Entropy Means to Me, Schrodinger's Kitten, and the MarÓd Audran sequence that begins with When Gravity Fails. He died in 2002.

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