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Deadly Web (Inspector Ikmen 7)

Deadly Web (Inspector Ikmen 7)

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: Within the deepest corner of Istanbul, there are dark rituals taking place and a gothic nightclub where even darker deeds lurk in the murky shadows.

  • ISBN: 978-0755321285
  • Genre: Crime, Mystery

What you need to know before your trail

The Byzantine Yoros Castle is a beautiful site and sits proudly on the confluence of the Bosphorus and the Black Sea. Ruined yet impressive. However there are shadows overhead and a body of a young girl is found there seemingly dead from a strange sexual practice. When another death occurs elsewhere in similar circumstances, the matter gets a lot more disturbing than it was.

Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Mehmet Suleyman follow an internet trail that leads them to an underworld of Goth nightclubs and Satanic worship. A deadly and dangerous world. And they’ve only had the briefest of glimpses.

Travel Guide

The setting and this side to Istanbul is quite upsetting in many ways for it involves bizarre sexual practices and deviant behaviour involving very young people.
From the bizarre graffiti being left on churches to someone waiting for the results of an AIDS test and the threat of war, the journey into the deep bowels of Istanbul’s gothic and other scenes is a dark journey into the blackest shadows of the city.

The setting is rather the subcultures which seem to invade many aspects of Istanbul’s darker and more sinister side and certainly wont be on any tourist map anytime soon, but then maybe they will.  We are also taken down the internet road and how the police are struggling to cope with the internet trail they discover along the way and where this will lead them.

Still the main theme in the novel is the mystical and often misunderstood practice of Kabbalah and we don’t just mean the wearing of the red string around your wrist. We knew nothing of this and feel that we’ve had a fascinating and strange lesson of sorts. Makes for a very unique theme in a novel and paints a new light on another part of Nadel’s Istanbul tapestry.

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