Firebird

Author(s): Michael Asher

SECONDHAND BOOKS | General Fiction

The firebird is the phoenix, a mythical bird said to visit Egypt once every five hundred years. It symbolises rebirth. The murder in Cairo of Dr al-Ghali, Egyptian-born adviser to the US President, brought both the local police and the FBI to the scene. Feisty, country-born Lieutenant Sami is paired with the FBI agent, arrogant, attractive Daisy Brooke, with her degree in middle eastern studies from California. The only thing the dying man said was 'Firebird'. The explosive mix of character and national interest was fuelled by the discovery at the murder scene of an amulet traced to the Sanusiya Brotherhood, a fundamentalist Muslim sect thought to have disappeared at the turn of the century. The Sanusiya appear to have been involved in the excavation in the Western Desert of a remarkable site where Camyses III, King of Persia, and his vast army, armour and gold bullion, disappeared in a powerful sandstorm. And the words Operation Firebird seem enough to have every door slammed against you...The activities of a renegade group of Americans, apparently working for a secret organisation, of a strange Bedouin woman, always present just before violence occurs, and of the US Embassy and

2001. A near fine copy.

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Michael Asher, ex-Army, ex-SAS, is an explorer and writer. He lives in Kenya.

General Fields

  • : 9780006513810
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : June 2001
  • : 178mm X 111mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 448
  • : 823.914
  • : New edition
  • : Paperback
  • : Michael Asher