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The Snake Stone

By Jason Goodwin
Published by Faber & Faber

£8.99 / $11.47 / €10.66
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Paperback, 320 pages, published May 2008
Book Description

The second spicy yarn from Jason Goodwin starring the sleuth Yashim, the Polish Ambassador and the Sultan’s Mother. A thrilling and evocative adventure which easily lives up to his earlier novel ‘The Janissary Tree’.

It is Istanbul, 1838, and Lefèvre, a French archaeologist, has arrived in Istanbul determined to uncover a lost Byzantine treasure. Yashim is hired to investigate him, but when the man turns up dead, there is only one suspect: Yashim himself. Once again, the investigator finds himself in a race against time to uncover the startling truth behind a shadowy secret society dedicated to the revival of the Byzantine Empire, caught in a deadly game deep beneath the city streets, a place where the stakes are high – and betrayal is death.

Reviews for The Snake Stone

‘Thoughtfully written, each word chosen with care, educative in the best sense and a real discovery’
Toby Clement, The Telegraph

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