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The Star of Istanbul

Unabridged   12.25 hour(s)
Publication date: 10/07/2013

The Star of Istanbul

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Audio CD ISBN:9781622311804
Digital Download ISBN:9781622311811


In the second historical thriller featuring war correspondent and spy Christopher Marlowe (Kit) Cobb, Cobb crosses paths with a sultry, mysterious actress whose secret agenda may be the key to saving—or toppling—two empires during World War I.

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The first World War is underway; Germany has allied with the Ottoman Empire, and the Turkish caliphs have declared jihad on the British Empire. Meanwhile, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson hesitates to enter the fray. Aboard the passenger liner Lusitania, war correspondent and American spy Kit Cobb has been assigned to shadow a German intellectual and possible covert agent who is believed to have information vital to the war effort. During the voyage Cobb is smitten with famed actress Selene Bourgani, who inexplicably seems to be working for the Germans.

Cobb soon realizes this simple actress is anything but, as she harbors secrets that could pour gasoline on a world already in flames. From the doomed voyage of the Lusitania to the darkest corners of London to the powder keg that is Istanbul, Cobb must venture deep behind enemy lines and use all the cunning in his possession to uncover Bourgani’s true motives.


“Butler’s hero is hard-boiled, with a streak of the romantic, and Chase’s control of the narration makes the reading both suspenseful and highly dramatic.”

The Star of Istanbul has it all: history galore, exotic foreign settings, a world-weary yet engaging protagonist, villains in abundance and a romance worthy of Bogart and Bergman.”

“An exciting thriller with plenty of action, romance, and danger. . . . Fans of historical spy fiction will enjoy this fast-paced journey through a world at war.”
      —Library Journal

“Exceptional attention to historical detail.”
      —Publishers Weekly

Author Bio

ROBERT OLEN BUTLER is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of numerous novels and short story collections. He has twice won a National Magazine Award in Fiction and has received two Pushcart Prizes. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University.

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