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The Ottoman Secret

(2019)
(Empire of Lies)
A novel by

 
 
Empire of Lies is a sweeping thriller in the tradition of The Man in the High Castle, Fatherland, and Underground Airlines from New York Times bestselling author Raymond Khoury.

“The best what-if thriller for a long, long time—makes you think, makes you sweat, and makes you choose, between what is and what might have been.”—Lee Child

Istanbul, 1683: Mehmed IV, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, is preparing to lay siege to Vienna, capital of the Holy Roman Empire, when a mysterious visitor arrives in his bedroom—naked, covered in strange tattoos—to deliver a dangerous, world-changing message.

Paris, 2017: Ottoman flags have been flying over the great city for three hundred years, ever since its fall—along with all of Europe—to the empire’s all-conquering army. Notre Dame has been renamed the Fatih Mosque. Public spaces are segregated by gender. And Kamal Arslan Agha, a feted officer in the sultan’s secret police, is starting to question his orders.

Rumors of an impending war with the Christian Republic of America, attacks by violent extremists, and economic collapse have heightened surveillance and arrests across the empire. Tasked with surveying potential threats, Kamal has a heavy caseload—and conscience.

When a mysterious stranger—naked, covered in strange tattoos—appears on the banks of the Seine, Kamal is called in to investigate. But what he discovers is a secret buried in the empire’s past, a secret the Sultan will do anything to silence.

With the mysterious Z Protectorate one step behind, Kamal, together with Nisreen—a fierce human rights lawyer—is caught up in a race across the empire and time itself—a race that could change their world, or destroy it.

Empire of Lies is being published as "The Ottoman Secret" in the UK.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"An alternative history tale that will blow your mind. A story strung along the centuries that is thoroughly engrossing and one you will long remember." - David Baldacci

"The Ottoman Secret is a masterpiece. A compelling saga, on a grand scale. A stellar epic." - Steve Berry

"A tour de force of storytelling and concept. Thrilling, disturbing, inspiring, it left me all too often in awe." - James Rollins


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Hardback Editions

February 2020 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Empire of Lies (Center Point Large Print)
Author(s): Raymond Khoury
ISBN: 1-64358-486-3 / 978-1-64358-486-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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October 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Empire of Lies
Author(s): Raymond Khoury
ISBN: 1-250-21096-8 / 978-1-250-21096-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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May 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Ottoman Secret
Author(s): Raymond Khoury
ISBN: 0-241-37115-5 / 978-0-241-37115-2 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

August 2020 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Empire of Lies
Author(s): Raymond Khoury
ISBN: 1-250-21100-X / 978-1-250-21100-2 (USA edition)
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November 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ottoman Secret
Author(s): Raymond Khoury
ISBN: 1-4059-3961-3 / 978-1-4059-3961-4 (UK edition)
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May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ottoman Secret
Author(s): Raymond Khoury
ISBN: 0-241-37116-3 / 978-0-241-37116-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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Audio Editions

October 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Empire of Lies
Author(s): Raymond Khoury
ISBN: 1-250-24350-5 / 978-1-250-24350-8 (USA edition)
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October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Empire of Lies
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October 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Empire of Lies
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May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Ottoman Secret
Author(s): Raymond Khoury
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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May 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Ottoman Secret
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May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Ottoman Secret
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Kindle Editions

October 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Empire of Lies
Author(s): Raymond Khoury
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May 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ottoman Secret
Author(s): Raymond Khoury
Publisher: Penguin
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