The Ottoman Secret

The Ottoman Secret


'The best what if thriller for a long, long time' LEE CHILD

PARIS, 2017.

Kamal Agha is a special investigator for the state police, forced to uphold the feared sultan's strict regime.

When a mysteriously tattooed, naked man appears by the Seine and murders a passerby, it's up to Kamal to track him down.

But it's a trail that leads him to an astonishing secret.

A secret that exposes an empire of lies - and which the sultan's men will do anything to keep hidden.

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 . . .

This fast-paced adventure packed with thrills and intrigue, will appeal to fans of The Man in the High Castle.

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

'Alternate histories don't get much better than this . . . A classic of the genre' Publishers Weekly

'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


  • The best what-if thriller for a long, long time

About the author

Raymond Khoury

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.
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