"Atbara, Sudan, 1913. A dead man is fished out of the River Nile. An accident or something more sinister? A visiting Pasha from the Royal Household believes it was murder and that he himself was the intended target. He insists that the Mamur Zapt, Head of the Khedives Secret Police, escorts him on his return train journey to Cairo, for protection. It's to be an eventful voyage"--Dust jacket flap.