This is an exciting debut novel that combines rich historical detail with a page-turning plot and the thrill of adventure. On display within the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul lies the Topkapi Codex - an ancient Koranic manuscript implicated in a celebrated murder that split Shiite from Sunni. What is the truth about the Codex? Does it have blood on its pages? Are its contents the same as the modern Koran? No one knows, because the Topkapi Codex is strictly off-limits. Mohammed Atareek is obsessed with getting his hands on this mysterious manuscript. His research has convinced him that the Koran has been changed many times, and the text of the famous codex could prove it. But other scholars are turning up dead. Did they share his conviction? Should he expose himself to their risk? Based on solid historical research, this exciting debut novel features a page-turning plot, a startling conclusion, and many eye-opening true facts about the origins of the Koran.
The Topkapi Secret