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An exceptional book in an exceptional series
on November 28, 2010
The Inspector Cetin Ikmen series brings the history and geography of modern day Istanbul to life. The whole series offers a view of the Turkish, Ottoman, and Kurdish cultures mixing at one of the crossroads of the world. In this book Ikmen moves out of his element to London as an undercover agent. Nadel's history in the mental health service in London brings an astonishing depth to the characters in this book. It also describes the ugly side of the manufacture of counterfeit designer goods, and, in this case, the connection to terrorism and its human cost. The whole series is a treat for the "armchair traveller" and this book is one of the best.