Parker Bilal’s “The Golden Scales” (2012) features Makana, a former Sudanese police inspector, who had to flee to Cairo. Here, he takes a case from the notoriously corrupt mogul Saad Hanafi, owner of a Cairo soccer team, whose star player, Adil Romario, has gone missing. Soon, Makana is caught up in a mystery that takes him into the treacherous underbelly of his adopted city. He encounters Muslim extremists, Russian gangsters, vengeful women, and a desperate mother hunting for her missing daughter. 😮 I might have to dive right in after posting this. 😎 Off to Egypt!