Book: The Topkapi Secret
Author: Terry Kelhawk
On display within the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul lies the Topkapi Codex – an ancient Koranic manuscript, and part of a murder that split Shiite from Sunni. What’s the truth about the Topkapi Codex? No one knows because the Topkapi Codex is off limits.
Mohammed Atareek is obsessed with getting to the codex. His research has convinced him the Koran has been changed many times, and this famous manuscript could help prove it. But the risks of getting a hold of it increase as other scholars start turning up dead.
After traumatic life circumstances Angela, a UC Berkeley English professor, makes a career move which puts her in the Middle East and across Mohammed’s path. His unique personality – overconfident, witty, and impulsive – is both puzzling and refreshing to Angela. But when Mohammed tries to engage her in his quest, he finds she has an agenda of her own. Between their cat and mouse games, heated discussions, and sparks of romance, the historical origin of the Koran unfolds.
The Topkapi Secret is full of mystique, intrigue and suspense. The context of the book is well researched and impressive. Kelhawk describes extravagant places and intriguing people with such vivid flair, you can picture with your imagination and are totally captivated with storyline detail.
I was really excited to review this book. I must say upon reading the first several chapters I found it a little hard to follow, but once the storyline was established the chapters were flowing and full of suspense. I understand that the story had to be told in this manner in order to build the story setting and to introduce the characters. Chapters upon chapters are intertwined and you will find yourself turning pages to see how the story will end.
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book courtesy of glassroadspr for the purposes of reviewing in exchange for my honest opinion. I did not receive any compensation, any thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own.