Synopsis: Ahmad and Hasan, close friends, were two of the brightest students at Aden College in Yemen. They traveled together to Britain, where Ahmad studied medicine in Edinburgh and Hasan studied law in London. However, politics and ambition changed all that! Hasan returns to Aden, where he gets married to none other than Ahmad’s sister, Salma, who adores him. Hasan’s career is successful and he becomes a high-ranking, influential minister of justice. Meanwhile, Ahmad develops a good reputation as a physician, but diagnoses murder by the police, and has to flee in disguise. Fate brings them back together in Sanaa, where the circumstances are dire. Ahmad’s forensic training incriminates one of the president’s in-laws, a sheikh accused of murdering a burglar. But Hasan protects the sheikh, and wants to put his brother-in-law in jail. Help comes from a teenaged prostitute. 291 pp.
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