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The God Of Chaos

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Cairo, June 1942. A city blistering under the lash of a relentless summer and panicked by the implacable advance of Hitler's most talented general, Erwin Rommel. It is the worst possible time and place for the body of a senior British officer to be found in a rubbish bin, bathed in blood.

His murder has been made to look like a political assassination by local extremists op
Paperback, 496 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Corgi (first published 2005)
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This is a novel which impressed by its depth of motivation and 3D characters. It's a lot more than a thriller set in WWII in Egypt.

There's a father struggling to cope with the accidental death of his son and trying to sort out a possible Nazi spy plot as he tries to hold his life together. There's his wife waiting for him to get a grip on life again, with her own problems needing his attention too. Other characters have complex lives and serious motivations.

The writing is tight, fast paced and
The last 25% of the book saved the first 75%. Too slow first and then too fast at the end leaving a lot of loose ends unexplained. It did entertain me at the end but I was about to drop it few times.
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