The Cairo Affair opening line: On February 19, 2011, two days after the Day of Revolt, the first kidnapping occurred in London, and over the following seventy-two hours similar scenes occurred in Brussels, Paris, and New York.
Sophie Kohl is not who she appears to be! She is a woman who loves her husband but has an affair. Her husband is a diplomat accused of selling American secrets. Her lover is a CIA agent who makes the accusation. They are tied together by Cairo, a city undergoing transformation due to the Arab Spring. Sophie is back in Cairo to discover why her husband was assassinated and who ordered the killing. His will not be the only death and the past will always come back to haunt Sophie.
This book is full of mystery and intrigue, spy agents and double agents and segues seamlessly from the past to the present. The story is told from a few people’s perspectives, and this helps give an overall feeling for what really happened, both years ago, and more recently. I could not put the book down and can highly recommend this as a book worth reading.
First published in the United States of America by Minotaur Books in 2014
Paperback – 408 pages
Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Books South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.
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