In “Imbroglio,” which begins Part Three (Dolce Vita) of the Morning of the Mogul serialised novel, Bassam Bourasin (BB) learns how far could go the intelligence apparatus’ manipulation of people like him, as well as the nation’s political leaders and ordinary citizens’ aspirations. It turns out that those who wield power in the intelligence services are the clique behind revolutions, counter-revolutions, coups, and counter-coups, and even the rulers themselves are under their control from behind the scenes. Nothing and nobody escaped this scheme, including those who pretended to alter the system and impose an Islamist regime. The only thing that matters in this game is power and the struggle to control society and people, even if doing so results in more crimes, tragedies, and genocides. What would BB do if he was unable to leave the game? Does he still have a choice, he who has repeatedly stated that everything in human existence is predetermined (Mektub)?
Imbroglio” is a gripping account of an intelligence apparatus manipulating the political landscape in the Arab countries. It reveals the inner workings of power and intrigue and how the stakes are raised when the truth is hidden.
The series will continue with a forthcoming Book 10.