In the third installment of his comic mystery series set on Istanbul's Princes' Islands, Lawrence Goodman brings back many characters from the earlier volumes - private detective Ibrahim Gül, police inspector Osman Ilik, amateur sleuths Everett and Lily Blum, among others - and introduces Tod Perez, a Las Vegas gambler on the run, who works against time as he searches for a fortune stashed in Istanbul by his Aunt Jane's late husband, a secretive Turk with a shady past.
The zany plot - with Tod disguised as his aunt - takes the reader into the worlds of high-stakes gambling, spiritualism, and Istanbul's seamy underworld. When Tod has nearly reached his goal, the mob closes in and the plot spirals to a wild and unexpected conclusion.
The growing audience for Goodman's comic romps will welcome this delightful continuation of the saga.
Read all four books in the series:
A Grain of Salt on the Princes Islands