The Case of the Dastardly Djinn (A Masked Man of Cairo Prequel)

by Sean McLachlan


A homeless boy. A hunted girl. Cairo, 1917. In a city plagued by poverty and war, ten-year-old Faisal begs and steals to survive, hiding at night from the things that prowl after dark. The nimblest and most clever of the street boys, he’s terrified of t

About Author

Sean McLachlan is an archaeologist who has excavated in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Now a full-time writer, he specializes in history, travel, and fiction. He won the 2013 Society of American Travel Writers Award for his Iraq reportage.

Sean is busy working on several fiction series including Toxic World (post-apocalyptic science fiction), The Masked Man of Cairo (neo-pulp detective adventure), the upcoming Tech Scavengers science fiction series and and a mystery series set in Weimar Berlin.

Half of Sean's time is spent on the road researching and writing. He's traveled to more than 30 countries, interviewing nomads in Somaliland, climbing to clifftop monasteries in Ethiopia, studying Crusader castles in Syria, and exploring caves in his favorite state of Missouri.

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