Download e-book for kindle: An Evil Eye (Yashim the Eunuch, Book 4) by Jason Goodwin

By Jason Goodwin

ISBN-10: 1429958871

ISBN-13: 9781429958875

From the Edgar® Award–winning writer of The Janissary Tree comes the fourth and so much pleasing Investigator Yashim secret yet!

It takes a author of prodigious abilities to conjure the Istanbul of the Ottoman Empire in all its majesty. In 3 prior novels, Jason Goodwin has taken us on trendy, suspenseful, and colourful tours into its unique territory. Now, in An Evil Eye, the secret of Istanbul runs deeper than ever before.

It's 1839, and the admiral of the Ottoman fleet has defected to the Egyptians. It's as much as the intrepid Investigator Yashim to discover the man's reasons. in fact, Fevzi Ahmet isn't any stranger to Yashim—it used to be Fevzi who taught the investigator his craft years in the past. He's the single guy whom Yashim has ever actually feared: ruthless, merciless, and unswervingly dependable to the sultan. So what can have led Yashim's former mentor to betray the Ottoman Empire?

Yashim's seek attracts him into the sultan's seraglio, a well-appointed international with an undercurrent of worry, ambition, and deep-seated superstition. while the ladies of the sultan's orchestra start inexplicably to develop unwell and die, Yashim discovers that the admiral's defection could be rooted someplace within the torturous strictures of the sultan's harem.

No one is aware extra concerning the Ottoman Empire and Istanbul than Jason Goodwin, of whom Janet Maslin wrote in The big apple Times: "Mr. Goodwin makes use of wealthy ancient element to raise the books during this series... a ways above the area of daily sleuthing."

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What they wanted was to find some Americans who were not yet under attack; vehicles would no doubt be bringing in reinforcements and would consent to take out a load of Monuments on the return trip. The fugitives soon got their answer, for straight ahead of them there burst a solid mass of sound, big guns and little guns roaring together, and continuing so that it was all one sound. Evidently one of the tank columns was making an attack and being resisted. The four fugitives chose another point of the compass.

They came to another woodroad—that seemed the best name for such crude forest tracks. Taught by experience, they hid in a thicket and listened, and this proved a wise precaution. They went by like a storm, while the watchers clung to the earth like so many baby rabbits or quail. They had taken it for granted that if they got to some American military group they would be safe; but now they were not sure. But what else could the fugitives do? To build a fire would be suicide. What they wanted was to find some Americans who were not yet under attack; vehicles would no doubt be bringing in reinforcements and would consent to take out a load of Monuments on the return trip.

If only he had had one of those tiny cyanide capsules with which the OSS provided its agents when going into enemy territory! As it happened, this decision didn’t have to be made. ” Without so much as a mutter or a groan the well-disciplined troopers scrambled to their feet, gathered up their gear, and filed out into the sifting snow. Lanny’s heart leaped; they were going away, leaving this comfortable shelter to the American pig-dogs! But that hope lasted only a minute or so. ” No difficulty in identifying those voices: the barn was being filled with prisoners of war.

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