The Winter Thief (Kamil Pasha Series #3)

The Winter Thief (Kamil Pasha Series #3)

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by Jenny White
     
 

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"A deftly plotted and clever tale of intrigue, duplicity, and violence."—Booklist, starred reviewSee more details below

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"A deftly plotted and clever tale of intrigue, duplicity, and violence."—Booklist, starred review

Editorial Reviews

Maureen Corrigan
White…adroitly tosses in period detail as well as romance, political intrigue and brutal battle scenes. But The Winter Thief really distinguishes itself by the intelligence of its smaller moments, when characters take stock of their limitations against the larger demands of history.
—The Washington Post
Publishers Weekly
Set in 1888, White’s gripping third thriller to feature Turkish detective Kamil Pasha (after The Abyssinian Proof) will appeal to fans of Laura Joh Rowland’s Japanese historical series. Like Rowland’s hero, Kamil serves as a special investigator for his country’s ruler (in his case, the sultan of the Ottoman empire), and he must compete for influence with a ruthless and powerful rival. The discovery of a shipment of illegal arms and an explosion and robbery at the Imperial Ottoman Bank compound the sultan’s fears about threats to his rule. The challenges mount for Kamil when Vahid, the vicious head of the secret police, frames him for murder before Kamil can go to the Choruh Valley to find out whether a socialist commune is actually a base for revolutionaries. Vahid plots to gain even more control over the empire by being put in charge of a new intelligence service. While there’s no mystery about who committed the crimes, the atmospherics and period detail are first-rate. (Mar.)
Booklist
“Starred Review. White’s best book to date.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393077957
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/21/2011
Series:
Kamil Pasha Series , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
331,981
File size:
1 MB

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