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The second in a new series featuring former policeman and soldier PI Lee Arnold and his Muslim assistant Mumtaz Hakim
Lee Arnold and Mumtaz Hakim run a detective agency—and their latest case could have devastating consequences. A new client, Nasreen, has sought Hakim's help. Recently moved to a new house, and with a baby on the way, this should be an exciting time—but Nasreen has made friends in the community that she cannot tell her husband, Abdullah, about. And when a murder takes place close to their home, Nasreen suspects that Abdullah also has something to hide. This case is a challenge for the agency, but provides a timely warning to Mumtaz—debts spiraling, her life is in danger of spinning out of control. Both women are on a path towards destruction, as the consequences of ignoring their instincts become ever more dangerous.
The P.D. James of Istanbul. *First time in U.S. paperback *Author has for years been a huge cult favorite among customers of mystery bookstores, which imported her books from the UK *2nd book in the Insptor Ikmen series; the author's most recent book in the series just won Britain's CWA Silver Dagger award for Best Crime Novel of the Year. *Police procedurals with exotic settings are extremely popular with mystery readers, particularly with women who tend to steer clear of cop series set in the U.S.. *Enormously atmospheric writing; author has widely been compared with Donna Leon. *A fascinating depiction of Turkish culture, laced with tidbits of history and a top-notch whodunit - Kirkus
When a brutal murder shocks Istanbul's rundown Jewish quarter, the Turkish police force unleashes their best weapon - the chain-smoking, brandy-swilling Inspector Cetin Ikmen, husband to a strict Muslim woman (who disapproves of his drinking) and loving father of eight (with another on the way). With such a colorful personality and unrivaled investigative powers, Ikmen will surely join the ranks of beloved foreign cops Aureilo Zen and Guido Brunetti.
About the Author
Barbara Nadel is the author of the acclaimed Ikmen series of crime novels, set in Turkey, including Belshazzar's Daughter and The Ottoman Cage.
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