The Egyptian Assassin: A Novel

The Egyptian Assassin: A Novel


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A lawyer-turned-terrorist is catapulted on a mission traversing Cairo, Sudan, Paris and Afghanistan in this revenge thriller deftly-written by a Middle East political insider

A lifetime ago, Fakhreddin had been an idealistic young lawyer, seeking to fight corruption from his modest quarter of Cairo. Then, a botched attempt on his life forced him to flee the country, propelling him on a wild journey that would lead to Afghanistan’s jihadi training camps.

He was transformed into a trained killer, and never once lost sight of his goal: revenge. But did he lose sight of the only person that really mattered to him, his son, Omar?

At the very core of Fakhreddin’s bold, nail-biting exploits are his broken family, and broken heart, and his search for redemption and a way home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789774169311
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press, The
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Series: Hoopoe Fiction
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ezzedine C. Fishere is a visiting professor at Dartmouth College, where he teaches Middle East politics and cultures. An acclaimed Egyptian writer and academic, Fishere’s extensive diplomatic experience includes the Egyptian Foreign Service; the United Nations missions in the Middle East and East Africa; acting as a policy adviser to the Egyptian foreign minister; a senior political adviser to the United Nations Missions in Sudan under Kofi Annan; a senior political advisor to the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO) in Jerusalem; and head of the political section at the Egyptian Embassy in Tel Aviv. He also directed the Arab-Israeli project at the International Crisis Group. Seven of Fishere’s novels have been published in Arabic, two of which have been nominated for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (often referred to as “the Arabic Booker Prize”) including Embrace on Brooklyn Bridge (Hoopoe/AUC Press.) A Pan-Arab TV adaptation of the Arabic publication of The Egyptian Assassin entitled, “Abou Omar El-Masry,” aired in 2018. The Egyptian Assassin is his second novel to be published in English.

Jonathan Wright is a British literary translator and former journalist currently based in London. His numerous translations into English most recently include, Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi, winner of International Prize for Arabic Fiction. He studied Arabic, Turkish and Islamic civilization at Oxford University and served both as Reuters' Cairo bureau chief and as Reuters’ U.S. foreign policy correspondent based in their Washington, D.C. office.

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