"January 1888. Vera Arti carries
The Communist Manifesto in Armenian
through Istanbul’s streets, unaware
of the men following her.
police discover a shipload of guns
and the Imperial Ottoman Bank is blown
up, suspicion falls on a socialist
commune Arti’s friends organized in
the eastern mountains.
Kamil Pasha is called in to investigate.
He soon encounters his most ruthless
adversary to date: Vahid, head of a
special branch of the secret police,
who has convinced the sultan that the
commune is leading a secessionist movement
and should be destroyed—along with
"Kamil must stop
the massacre, but he finds himself
on the wrong side of the law, framed
for murder and accused of treason,
his family and the woman he loves threatened."
The Winter Thief,
New York & London: W W Norton
& Company, 2010
Hardbound: ISBN 978-0-393-07017-0,
384 pages, US$24.95.
See also The Abyssinian
Proof and The
Sultan's Seal by
Winter Thief, by