candygirl

candygirl an Egyptian novel by M M Tawfik

candygirl

The Cerebellum, an Egyptian scientist with a past association with the Iraqi nuclear program, tries to evade intelligence agencies that are trying to assassinate him. He rents a room on the roof of a brothel in a Cairo slum. His interaction with the other residents is limited at first. Instead he spends most of his time in the virtual world where he has a love affair with candygirl, a gorgeous avatar. On the other side of the world, Martin, an ex-NSA agent has joined a secret organization whose mission is to assassinate Iraqi scientists. He does not allow his doubts about the legality - and ethics - of his mission to interfere with his work. He chases his victim relentlessly and when his top of the line equipment fails to locate the Cerebellum in Cairo's slums, he takes the chase to the virtual world.