Title: Slave Queen
Author: H. B. Moore
Series: An Omar Zagouri Thrille
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Release Date: Aug 30, 2016
Special Agent Omar Zagouri’s latest case is his most dangerous—and his most personal yet. The discovery of secret sixteenth-century letters unveils a plot between the sultan Suleyman and his chief wife, Roxelane, to change the course of the Ottoman Empire. A descendent of Roxelane, Zagouri learns he has an enemy whose revenge has been centuries in the making.
Targeted by an antiquities collector who’s also descended from a chief rival for the ancient throne, Zagouri soon uncovers a modern-day conspiracy that threatens the lives of his family and the security of a nation.
To expose the plot, Zagouri must team up with Naim, the son of his nemesis, who heads an international black-market operation that may have ties to the killings. From ancient Constantinople to the present-day Middle East, Zagouri is on a collision course with history. Time is running out to solve a royal mystery and stop a ruthless killer—one who has Zagouri’s name on his hit list.
This is my favorite book yet in this series!!!!! It was wonderfully written. I couldn’t put it down. I loved seeing Omar and Mia work together on this case. The chemistry between them made me smile so many times. Their unlikely friends in Niam and Leyla were wonderful too. I hope we see more of those two in the next book. The historical parts are always my favorites. Roxelane and her Sultan were fascinating. It’s hard for me to image such a life. Moore transports us there beautifully though. I thought the transitions between our day and the ancient Ottoman Empire were very smooth. The transitions kept me wanting more. I think this book is my favorite in the series because of the way it all flowed together. I love learning about history as I go along. Of course I was doing searches to learn more about Roxelane as I read. Fascinating. I love that these books explore eras that I don’t read about in other books that I can readily find.
Rating: 5 Stars – I loved it!!
Source: ebook for review
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