Deep Waters

Deep Waters

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A man's body, virtually decapitated, is found by the Bosphorus. His identity card names him as Rifat Berisha, an Albanian. The family is impenetrable but when Inspector Ikmen, whose mother was Albanian, consults his cousin, Samsun, he's left in little doubt that Berisha's death is likely to be the result of a fis, an implacable blood feud between rival Albanian families. Which means the blood already shed will have to be avenged. And if the Berishas or their enemies discover Ikmen is from a noted Albanian clan, some of the spilt blood might be his...
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 150 x 236 x 34mm | 421.84g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747269122
  • 9780747269120

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We've seen it happen so often: the auspicious debut novel, followed by a not so glittering career in which all the promise of the first book is frittered away. But the syndrome can be broken, as Barbara Nadel triumphantly demonstrates. Arabesk, A Chemical Prison and Belshazzar's Daughter were all splendidly atmospheric, cunningly plotted thrillers with a brilliantly evoked Middle East. That highly topical background is evoked once again in this powerful fourth novel. A corpse, virtually decapitated, is found by the Bosphorus. His identity card names him as Berisha, an Albanian. Inspector Ikmen is left in little doubt that his death is the result of a fis, an implacable blood feud between rival Albanian families. Ikmen is a brilliantly characterised protagonist, and this is splendid stuff.
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About Barbara Nadel

Trained as an actress, Barbara Nadel is now a public relations officer for the National Schizophrenia Fellowship's Good Companions Service. Her previous job was a mental health advocate in a psychiatric hospital. She has also worked with sexually abused teenagers and taught psychology in both schools and colleges. Born in the East End of London, she now lives in Essex and has been a regular visitor to Turkey for over twenty years.
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333 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 28% (93)
4 45% (149)
3 23% (78)
2 3% (11)
1 1% (2)
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