By Esmahan Aykol
Kati Hirschel, the landlord of Istanbul's merely secret book place, is bored to death. it began whilst her lover Selim insisted that she behave just like the Turkish spouse of a decent attorney. taking a look demure and making witty small speak have been the one standards. Then her landlord introduced an outrageous lease bring up on her Istanbul apartment.
She has no wish to circulation in with Selim. She'd really research the artwork of bribing govt officers so one can discover a new position. Kati is out there a wide house with a view over the Bosphorus at a discount fee. Too sturdy to be actual until eventually a guy is located murdered there and he or she turns into the police's leading suspect. In her moment novel Esmahan Aykol takes us to the alleys and boulevards of cosmopolitan Istanbul, to posh villas and seedy basement apartments, to the valuables brokers and attorneys, to Islamist leaders and town officials—in truth far and wide that baksheesh is helping flow issues along.
Praise for the 1st Kati Hirschel Istanbul mystery:
"The heroine is an offbeat beginner sleuth with a particular narrative voice. enthusiasts of such girl detectives as Amanda Cross's Kate Fansler and Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher will discover a lot to like."—Publishers Weekly
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He jerked on the collar of his dark blue fitted navy sweater and smoothed back his already neat hair. It felt wrong to be out of his dress uniform in such a public place. But his old FSB handler had told him to blend in with the rank and file when coming to this meeting. A captain’s uniform would attract too much attention, even in this navy town. He didn’t dare disobey. The KGB might be officially dead and gone, but the old men who used to run the sinister, secretive intelligence service were not.
But a real one? An American? Hell, no. Not on his goddamn watch! ” Nikolai said hotly. ” “Not him. Her. The spy is a woman,” Cherenkov said. Nikolai’s mind reeled. He was still getting used to the idea of women on his boat to begin with, as two of the international scientists were female. But now this? He didn’t think so. “Woman, man, I don’t give a damn! ” “The thing is, I do give a damn. ” “Then arrest her and question her,” Nikolai exploded. “I don’t need a goddamn spy on board! ” Cherenkov looked even more smug at this outburst.
They’d treated her with casual politeness but no real interest. She was merely there to observe their important work and inform the world of their findings. Or so they believed. And boy, did she ever wish that were true. But no. Julie’s presence on Ostrov was a bit more complicated than that. Two days ago she’d been innocently delivering a report to James Thurman, her section chief at Langley, along with his boss, when he’d gotten a phone call about the undercover officer who’d originally been assigned to this mission.