Harem - Inspector Ikmen, Bk 5 Author:Barbara Nadel The body of a teenage girl is discovered in a cistern deep below the city of Istanbul. For the Turkish police force's most idiosyncratic and talented officer, Aetin Ikmen, this is a difficult case. The girl was his daughter's friend and her attire, that of a nineteenth-century Ottoman, offers no easy explanation. With his promise of justice to t... more »he dead girl's mother still fresh on his lips, Ikmen is taken off the case. He's reassigned to the kidnapping of an aging movie star's wife. The star is hiding something and so, Ikmen fears, are his superiors. A powerful secret exists in the labyrinthine city, one which those on either side of the law will do anything to prevent escaping. But for Ikmen, there's no choice, only the truth.« less
Barbara Nadel is my new favorite author. This book has an intricate plot and involved me in the life of fascinating characters. It gives a view of the rich culture of Istanbul, Turkey that you could never get by reading a travel guide. This is one of the Inspector Ikmen mystery series and as they are on my wish list, I have had to read them out of order.