The Winter Thief. New novel from Prof. White

Posted by on March 11th, 2010
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I had the honor to meet her in person. Prof. Jenny White an anthropologist, author of  Islamist Mobilization in Turkey: A Study in Vernacular Politics, also writes detective novels that take place in late Ottoman times. Latest novel just released…

The Winter Thief

January 1888. Vera Arti carries The Communist Manifesto in Armenian through Istanbul?s streets, unaware of the men following her. When the police discover a shipload of guns and the Imperial Ottoman Bank is blown up, suspicion falls on a socialist commune Arti?s friends organized in the eastern mountains. Special Prosecutor Kamil Pasha is called in to investigate. He soon encounters his most ruthless adversary to date: Vahid, head of a special branch of the secret police, who has convinced the sultan that the commune is leading a secessionist movement and should be destroyed?along with surrounding villages. Kamil must stop the massacre, but he finds himself on the wrong side of the law, framed for murder and accused of treason, his family and the woman he loves threatened.

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