A Fire in the Sun (The Audran Sequence #2) (Paperback)

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A Fire in the Sun (The Audran Sequence #2) (Paperback)


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This is book number 2 in the The Audran Sequence series.

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…

A winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, George Alec Effinger is the author of What Entropy Means to Me, Schrodinger's Kitten, and the Marîd Audran sequence that begins with When Gravity Fails. He died in 2002.
Product Details ISBN: 9780765313591
ISBN-10: 0765313596
Publisher: Orb Books
Publication Date: February 21st, 2006
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: The Audran Sequence

“A major science fiction epic.” —Locus on A Fire In the Sun

A Fire In the Sun proves beyond any doubt that Effinger is a master.” —Mike Resnick

“Like a dive into the eye of a storm.” —The Washington Post Book World on When Gravity Fails