Woven around the first days of the Yom Kippur War, Stuart Campbell’s novel Cairo Mon Amour combines a gripping Cold War spy thriller with a poignant love story.
Cairo 1973. British intelligence agent Lucy Vickers is on the run, her cover blown. Her colleague Mark Bellamy has just dumped a dead policeman and a Mercedes in the Nile. Can the former lovers salvage the secret mission that has brought them together on the eve of war with Israel? Or are they throwaway players in a game of Cold War politics?
As Lucy and Mark are reeled into a net of treachery, there is only one person to turn to: The enigmatic Egyptian-Armenian private eye Pierre Farag, who seems to be a step ahead of their every move.
The author’s eye for historical detail and ear for dialogue give Cairo Mon Amour a verisimilitude that will appeal to all fans of the spy genre, while his heartfelt portrayal of the story’s main characters adds an unexpected depth to the story.
Cairo Mon Amour is published in London by Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd. The US edition will be published at the end of 2017.