When Michael Blake takes early retirement from the British Embassy in Cairo, he books a long-awaited birding trip.
But halfway up the Nile he meets Lee Yong and things begin to change.
Their tour guide Reda isn't all he seems either and when the Egyptian revolution kicks off, Blake finds himself embroiled in a tangled web of love and intrigue.
Set against the background of the events of January 2011, Birds of the Nile is a powerful story of loss and self-discovery as three disparate characters, each with their own agenda, seek to come to terms with change.
Part political thriller, part love story, Birds of the Nile is N.E.David's debut novel.
Poignantly written, it reminds us of the complex nature of global cultural interaction and how, as individuals, we try to deal with it.