Death by Design

Death by Design

Book - 2010
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Barbara Nadel's new Turkish crime novel sees Inspector Ikmen tackling a complex case of organised crime in London.

When the Istanbul police raid a counterfeit goods factory in the run-down district of Tarlabasi, a young man with explosives strapped to his chest blows himself up in front of them. In the process, Istanbul's Inpsector #65533;etin Ikmen is injured. Documents found in the factory lead the authorities in both Istanbul and London to believe that a terrorist attack, in part orchestrated from the Tarlabasi factory, is about to be enacted in the British capital. Ikmen goes undercover amongst the Turkish community of North London, although what he uncovers there is certainly not what his British colleagues were expecting...

Publisher: London : Headline, 2010.
ISBN: 9780755335671
Characteristics: 312 pages ; 25 cm.


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Feb 10, 2012

It’s best to read this book quickly because that way you will be more likely to get caught up on the speed of events and less likely to notice the holes in the story. This book is more of a thriller than a police, unlike the previous 11 books in the series. As such, this book shares the common failings of thrillers and particularly the failings of most books that involve terrorism. So, for example, there are leaps of logic you’re not supposed to notice, characters are too often handlily placed, and there are people who get severely injured but who somehow carry on with heavy duty tasks as though nothing serious has befallen them. I have no idea what the reviewer below means about a "very accurate accounting of events" since this book is fiction and not fact.

Sep 08, 2011

First time reading this author I love the character. It was a little slow but very accurate accounting of events. I will be reading her other books.

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