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Dead of Night

by Barbara Nadel
     
 

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Barbara Nadel's gripping 14th Turkish crime novel tackles the treacherous and seedy underworld of Detroit's gang warfare
 
Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Mehmet Suleyman from Istanbul are sent to a policing conference in Detroit, but little can prepare them for the corruption that lies at its heart. When Ezekial Goins, an elderly man of Turkish…  See more details below

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Barbara Nadel's gripping 14th Turkish crime novel tackles the treacherous and seedy underworld of Detroit's gang warfare
 
Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Mehmet Suleyman from Istanbul are sent to a policing conference in Detroit, but little can prepare them for the corruption that lies at its heart. When Ezekial Goins, an elderly man of Turkish descent, approaches them to crack the long-unsolved murder of his son, a quiet trip takes a far more sinister turn. As they delve deeper into the case, the pair find themselves immersed in a terrifying world of intergang drug war and racial prejudice that puts them in mortal danger, and forces Ikmen to confront some demons of his own.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Intriguing . . . all will appreciate the skill with which Nadel depicts the tensions underlying contemporary Turkish society as well as her ability to make each of her characters fully human."  —Publishers Weekly on Arabesk

"Add Inspector Ikmen and his motley crew to the growing list of outstanding fictional cops plying their trades across all parts of Europe and Asia, which have become hotbeds of police procedural excellence."  —Booklist on Belshazzar's Daughter

Publishers Weekly
Nadel’s provocative 14th Inspector Ikmen mystery (after 2011’s A Noble Killing) takes the Turkish policeman and his fellow inspector, Mehmet Süleyman, to Detroit for an international conference on “Policing in Changing Urban Environments.” While visiting a housing project, Ikmen and Süleyman meet Ezekiel Goins, an elderly man of mixed race, whose son was murdered 30 years earlier. Ikmen, who feels a strong kinship with Goins not only due to ethnicity but because he too lost a son, is drawn into pursuing this cold case. Ikmen’s careful interrogations and his own intuition reveal a tangled saga of maverick cops, unscrupulous property developers, and corrupt officials, all united by greed and serious racism. Unfortunately, the complexities spawned by Ikmen’s unsanctioned prying are so ponderous they must be repeatedly explained, while a subplot involving a romance back in Istanbul distracts. Still, the fully realized portraits of the two inspectors, both of them experienced, street-smart, and compassionate, bring strength to the story. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780755371662
Publisher:
Headline Book Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
10/09/2012
Series:
Inspector Ikmen Mysteries
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
819,531
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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Barbara Nadel received the Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger for Deadly Web. Other titles in the Inspector Ikmen mysteries series include Belshazzar's Daughter, Death by Design, and The Ottoman Cage. She is also the author of the Francis Hancock series.

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