A Fire in the Sun

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Macmillan, Feb 21, 2006 - Fiction - 289 pages
32 Reviews
Marid Audran has become everything he once despised. Not so long ago, he was a hustler in the Budayeen, an Arabian ghetto in a Balkanized future Earth. Back then, as often as not, he didn't have the money to buy himself a drink. But he had his independence.

Now Marid works for Friedlander Bey, "godfather" of the Budayeen, a man whose power stretches across a shattered, crumbling world. During the day, Marid is a policeman...and Bey's personal envoy to the police. His new position has brought him money and power which he would abandon in a moment if he could return to a life of neither owning nor being owned. Which, unfortunately, isn't one of his options.

It's also not an issue. For something dark is afoot. Something that is sending the city into chaos. Helping a child-mutilator to avoid arrest. Sending a killer to murder Marid's partner. Murdering prostitutes and savaging their remains. Signs point to the hand of Abu Adil--the one man in the city whose power rivals Friedlander Bey's. Whatever happens next, it's not going to be good news for Marid Audran...

  

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A somewhat unresolved ending. - Goodreads
There was some plot against Papa. All nonstarters. - Goodreads
The plot meandered here and there. - Goodreads

Review: A Fire in the Sun (MarÓd Audran #2)

User Review  - ScoLgo - Goodreads

Fast easy read. Entertaining but not very deep. A somewhat unresolved ending. I'll probably read the third book in the series if I stumble across it in a used book shoppe. If not, I doubt I'll be missing out on much. Read full review

Review: A Fire in the Sun (MarÓd Audran #2)

User Review  - Craig Carignan - Goodreads

Great book second in the series that I've read. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
14
Section 3
29
Section 4
42
Section 5
57
Section 6
72
Section 7
88
Section 8
101
Section 12
168
Section 13
182
Section 14
197
Section 15
214
Section 16
226
Section 17
243
Section 18
255
Section 19
267

Section 9
119
Section 10
134
Section 11
154
Section 20
277
Copyright

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A winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, GEORGE ALEC EFFINGER was the author of What Entropy Means to Me, Schrodingerís Kitten, and the ďMarid AudrianĒ sequence that begins with When Gravity Fails. He died in 2002.

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