As the body count starts to rise, Yashim must uncover the startling truth behind a shadowy society dedicated to the revival of the Byzantine Empire, encountering along the way such vibrant characters as Lord Byron's doctor and the Sultan's West Indies - born mother, the Valide. With striking wit and irresistible flair, Jason Goodwin takes us into a world where the stakes are high, betrayal is death - and the pleasure to the listener is immense.
©2008 Jason Goodwin; (P)2009 Tantor
"A magic carpet ride to the most exotic place on earth." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Intricate and delightful" (Publishers Weekly Starred Review)
Yashim the Eunuch is rapidly becoming one of my favorite detectives. I love this series and the author really not only has a great plot, he has a great setting which he lovinly embellishes with details so that you feel you are actually there. The narrator is spot on for the character and the book. I highly recommend this books and others in the series.
I found the history of Istanbul and the nature of it's culture to be fascinating. The story, however, dragged. The reader was excellent.
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