Empire of lies / Raymond Khoury.
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- ISBN: 9781250210968
- ISBN: 1250210968
- Physical Description: 444 pages ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Forge, published by Tom Doherty Associates, 2019.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"Istanbul, 1683: Mehmed IV, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, is preparing to lay siege to Vienna, capital of the Holy Roman Empire, when a mysterious visitor arrives in his bedroom--naked, covered in strange tattoos--to deliver a dangerous, world-changing message. Paris, 2017: Ottoman flags have been flying over the great city for three hundred years, ever since its fall--along with all of Europe--to the empire's all-conquering army. Notre Dame has been renamed the Fatih Mosque. Public spaces are segregated by gender. And Kamal Arslan Agha, a feted officer in the sultan's secret police, is starting to question his orders. Rumors of an impending war with the Christian Republic of America, attacks by violent extremists, and economic collapse have heightened surveillance and arrests across the empire. Tasked with surveying potential threats, Kamal has a heavy caseload--and conscience. When a mysterious stranger--naked, covered in strange tattoos--appears on the banks of the Seine, Kamal is called in to investigate. But what he discovers is a secret buried in the empire's past, a secret the Sultan will do anything to silence. With the mysterious Z Protectorate one step behind, Kamal, together with Nisreen--a fierce human rights lawyer--is caught up in a race across the empire and time itself--a race that could change their world, or destroy it." -- Dust cover.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #2
In this very well constructed alternate-history thriller, the year is 2017. Three hundred years ago, the Ottoman Empire steamrolled over Vienna (in our time line, the Ottoman invaders lost decisively) and then expanded to rule most of the world. Now, in a present-day Paris very different from our own, a dedicated police officer begins to suspect that dark secrets lie in the empire's past and that a powerful man might be capable of unspeakable atrocities. Richly detailed (the author's modern-day Ottoman Empire feels entirely real) and populated by characters who jump off the page, this is a believable, suspenseful, and altogether satisfying novel. Fans of Robert Harris' Fatherland or the alternate-history fiction of Harry Turtledove will very much enjoy this latest work from the reliable, talented Khoury, whose earlier novels include The Last Templar (2006) and Rasputin's Shadow (2013). Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Raymond Khoury is the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Templar, The Sanctuary, The Sign, The Templar Salvation, The Devilâs Elixir, Rasputin's Shadow, and The End Game. His novels have been translated into more than forty languages and, in the case of The Last Templar, adapted into a comic book and an NBC television miniseries.
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