The Mamur Zapt and the Men Behind Author:Michael Pearce There is nothing new about terrorist bomb attacks, but when they occurred in Edwardian Cairo they became the concern of Captain Owen, the Mamur Zapt, moving between different worlds, different women, and devious characters before unmasking the culprits.
This is part of a very unusual series (can be read as a stand-alone). It is set in 1909 in British-ruled Cairo. There is a terrific amount of atmosphere in the book. Lots of authentic background and politics. This is a vastly different world from today with different rules. Interesting mystery involving a British officer and a series of violent incidents that has Cairo in an uproar.