Synopses & Reviews
East Africa, 1935. A nation sits at the brink of war, a city is fraught with conspiracy, and at the Cataract Café in Cairo, a colorful cast of characters - professional hunter Anton Rider, his estranged wife and her Italian lover, the pampered American twins Bernadette and Harriet Mills, a German freebooter who has stolen a fortune in silver from the Italian army, the Goan dwarf and café proprietor Olivio Alevado - gathers to gamble with destiny. "Pulses with entertainment value . . . The sort of yarn that can keep you up late at night . . . [A] spirited, sensuous, hot-blooded evocation of a rich and eventful historical world" - Richard Bernstein, New York Times "A breathtakingly entertaining historical novel . . . packed with daring exploits and sinister intrigues, with larger-than-life characters and exotic locales" - Orlando Sentinel "An enthralling novel" - Booklist "[A] rattling good blockbuster yarn" - Publishers Weekly "A Café on the Nile achieves the aim of fiction: The reader gladly suspends disbelief." - Houston Chronicle "[Bull] is a terrific novelist." - San Jose Mercury News
The critically acclaimed historical novel of romance and grand adventure thatsweeps from cosmopolitan Cairo to the wild highlands of East Africa.