Tom Hill, Hassani Youssef and Alexis Mustakis are business associates based in Egypt. Not adverse to a bit of wheeling and dealing, and finding making an honest living too much of a struggle, they decide to stray into rather more murky ethical ground to see whether they can pull-off a swindle and gain more lucrative rewards. In the meantime, Paul Ornery, the managing director of France's Heavy Moving Equipment, is also wrestling with less than rosy business prospects.A heavy industrial company, France's Heavy Motoring Equipment cant keep pace with the progress of techlogy and finds its plant increasingly out of date. Desperate times need desparate measures, and Paul and his collegues also find themselves 'stretching' their morals to accommodate some more 'imaginative' business practices, including a dubious insurance proposition. As fate brings these two group of fortune hunters together, who can dare to trust whom? Who will manage to stay one step ahead? And, who is going to come out smiling?
Born in Casablanca (Morocco) in May 1942, Haims has lived in various parts of the world throughout his life. With a BA and a Masters degree in Law behind him, Haims went to work in international firms implementing industrial plants in may parts of the world. At the age of 37, Haims married and had children, putting an end to his travelling. For the past twenty-eight years. Haims has owned a small tenancy business in Burgundy and from his contacts with foreigners, he has decided to try and write memories about odd people of different cultures he met and events into which he has involuntarily taken part. Horus-Kleion is the first part of a series of such recollections.