Detective. Diplomat. Uncle. Killer... Ashraf Bey has been many things since arriving in El Iskandryia from Seattle. One thing he hasn't been, as yet, is a son to Moncef, Emir of Tunis - the father he's still to meet.
And now it may be too late, since the rumours that don't have Moncef already asassinated have him hovering on the edge of death. Despite refusing a plea for help from the Emir's chief of security, Raf still finds himself being drawn towards Tunis.
It seems he has his own part in an unfolding political crisis that began decades earlier with US anti-globalisation riots and the Emir's refusal to ratify the 2005 UN Accord on Biotechnology.
Winner BSFA Award Best Novel
Shortlisted British Fantasy Award
'The British genre writer most likely to emulate William Gibson's mainstream success…' SFX