Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book (nominee)
Halton was a humanoid fabricant, created to serve as a bodyguard in the Middle East. Kay was an all-too-human correspondent, assigned to deliver him to a country from which she had barely escaped with her sanity. She didn't know it was a setup--until it was too late. And the only one she could trust--the only one who hadn't betrayed her--was the android himself.
Used availability for N Lee Wood's Looking for the Mahdi
August 1997 : USA Mass Market Paperback
October 1996 : UK Paperback
February 1996 : USA Paperback