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The Golden Scales (Makana Series #1)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    Great, likeable character

    The setting is in Egypt, which is always fun. There is some history interwoven and it is accurate. Enjoyed the character development. Makena, main character, is smart, intelligent, and so patient. It is a great read. I see the person that gave one star did not give a review, but was playing around with letters.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    The strenght is the setting

    I like mysteries that take me to new places or new professions.

    The strength of this mystery is its setting. Modern Cairo with its mixture of filthy rich and very poor (mostly the latter), a fundamentalist takeover of Sudan, the European presence of the Russian mafia form the background for this mystery. Very well done.

    It is not unusual the protagonist of the mystery novel to experience an extremely dangerous encounter toward the end of the novel. Not my favorite stylistic gambit, but, even in that context, the fact that the hero of this mystery survives is to far over the top, the book loses a star.

    While not part of the rating, some might find the ruthlessness of the new regime in Sudan disturbing - not pleasant reading.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2012

    Great Mystery Book. Looking forward to the next one!

    Enjoyed it completely

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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