Raymond Khoury

The Ottoman Secret
  • The Ottoman Secret

  • 'Alternate histories don't get much better than this thought-provoking mind bender... This ranks as a classic of the genre.' Publishers Weekly

    'A sweeping and cinematic dystopian thriller that wears its smartness on its sleeve' Independent

    PARIS, 2017.

    Kamal Agha is a special investigator for the state police, upholding the feared sultan's strict regime. When a mysteriously tattooed, naked man appears by the Seine and murders a passerby, Kamal is tasked with finding him.

    But the man holds an astonishing secret-a secret which could put the empire's entire future, and history, in doubt.

    A secret the sultan's men will do anything to suppress.

    Forced on the run, Kamal knows he will be killed for what he knows-unless he dares use it to save himself. But doing so could wipe out his whole world, and everyone he ever loved along with it . . .


    'An alternative history tale that will blow your mind. Thoroughly engrossing' DAVID BALDACCI

    'A thrilling tour de force. Left me in awe' JAMES ROLLINS

    'A masterpiece on a grand scale. A stellar epic' STEVE BERRY

    'A world-class writer of pure-bred thrillers' Daily Telegraph

RELEASED 14/11/2019

Raymond Khoury is the Sunday Times, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of seven novels: His debut The Last Templar, The Sanctuary, The Sign, The Templar Salvation, The Devil's Elixir, Rasputin's Shadow and The End Game. His novels have been translated into 40 languages and, in the case of The Last Templar, adapted for television. Previous to writing novels, Raymond was an architect, then an investment banker, then a screenwriter, where his credits include the hit BBC series Spooks and Waking the Dead. His novel The Last Templar was based on an original screenplay he wrote ten years before the book was first published.