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Bantam, Mar 2005, 12.00, 374 pp.
ISBN: 0553587439

Ashraf el-Mansur comes to the Mediterranean port city of El Iskandryia, having escaped from an American prison. His aunt, Lady Nafisa, explains to her nephew that her brother married American Sally Welham and though he divorced five days later, he is a legitimate offspring of an Emir.

Aunt Nafisa introduces Ashraf to her niece, nine year old Hani, and his future wife Zara; both hate him because the fuss made over him interferes with their respective lives. His aunt is killed. As a newcomer and the sole heir to her fortune, the police suspect Ashraf murdered his aunt. Ashraf knows he must prove his innocence.

PASHAZADE is a futuristic amateur sleuth tale built on an alternate historical foundation where Germany won World War I and the Ottoman Empire thrives in the early twenty-first century.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   alternate history Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   finding a killer (criminal) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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