Special Agent Omar Zagouri's latest case is his most dangerous - and his most personal yet. The discovery of secret sixteenth-century letters unveils a plot between the sultan Suleyman and his chief wife, Roxelane, to change the course of the Ottoman Empire. A descendent of Roxelane, Zagouri learns he has an enemy whose revenge has been centuries in the making.
Targeted by an antiquities collector who's also descended from a chief rival for the ancient throne, Zagouri soon uncovers a modern-day conspiracy that threatens the lives of his family and the security of a nation.
To expose the plot, Zagouri must team up with Naim, the son of his nemesis, who heads an international black-market operation that may have ties to the killings. From ancient Constantinople to the present-day Middle East, Zagouri is on a collision course with history. Time is running out to solve a royal mystery and stop a ruthless killer - one who has Zagouri's name on his hit list.
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A Real Keeper
Not one but two exciting stories, switching between the present and the past. The historical part helped me to understand the apparent madness demonstrated by Islamic sects with respect to their leaders. The present story is an exciting tale of treachery, romance and religious extremism. Definitely worth reading more than once.