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An Evil Eye: A Novel

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An Evil Eye: A Novel by Jason Goodwin

From the Edgar Award-winning author of The Janissary Tree comes the fourth and most captivating Investigator Yashim mystery yet!

It takes a writer of prodigious talents to conjure the Istanbul of the Ottoman Empire in all its

majesty. In three previous novels, Jason Goodwin has taken us on stylish, suspenseful, and vibrant excursions into its exotic territory. Now, in An Evil Eye, the mystery of Istanbul runs deeper than ever before.

It's 1839, and the admiral of the Ottoman fleet has defected to the Egyptians. It's up to the intrepid Investigator Yashim to uncover the man's motives. Of course, Fevzi Ahmet is no stranger to Yashim--it was Fevzi who taught the investigator his craft years ago. He's the only man whom Yashim has ever truly feared: ruthless, cruel, and unswervingly loyal to the sultan. So what could have led Yashim's former mentor to betray the Ottoman Empire?

Yashim's search draws him into the sultan's seraglio, a well-appointed world with an undercurrent of fear, ambition, and deep-seated superstition. When the women of the sultan's orchestra begin inexplicably to grow ill and die, Yashim discovers that the admiral's defection may be rooted somewhere in the torturous strictures of the sultan's harem.

No one knows more about the Ottoman Empire and Istanbul than Jason Goodwin, of whom Janet

Maslin wrote in The New York Times: "Mr. Goodwin uses rich historical detail to elevate the books in this series . . . far above the realm of everyday sleuthing."

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Pages: 304
Size: 416 KB
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Date published:   2011
ISBN: 9781429958875 (DRM-EPUB)

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