Detective, polyglot, chef, eunuch—Investigator Yashim
returns in this evocative Edgar Award-winning series set in Istanbul at the end
of the Ottoman Empire.
Istanbul, 1838. In his palace
on the Bosphorus, Sultan Mahmud II is dying, and the city swirls with rumors
and alarms. The unexpected arrival of a French archaeologist determined to
track down lost Byzantine treasures throws the Greek community into confusion.
Yashim Togalu is once again enlisted to investigate. But when the archaeologist’s
mutilated body is discovered outside the French embassy, it turns out there is
only one suspect: Yashim himself. As the body count starts to rise, Yashim must
uncover the startling truth behind a shadowy society dedicated to the revival
of the Byzantine Empire, encountering along the way such vibrant characters as
Lord Byron’s doctor and the Sultan’s West Indies-born mother, the Valide. With
striking wit and irresistible flair, Jason Goodwin takes us into a world where
the stakes are high, betrayal is death—and the pleasure to the listener is
immense. Download and start listening now!