The Star of Istanbul

The Star of Istanbul by Robert Olen Butler

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World War I is in full swing. Germany has allied itself with the Ottoman empire, persuading the caliphs of Turkey to declare a jihad on the British empire, as President Woodrow Wilson hesitates to enter the fray. War correspondent and American spy Christopher Marlowe Cobb has been tasked to follow a man named Brauer, a German intellectual and possible secret service agent, into perilous waters aboard the ship Lusitania, as the man is believed to hold information vital to the war effort. Aboard the Lusitania on its fateful voyage, Cobb becomes smitten with famed actress Selene Bourgani, who for some reason appears to be working with German Intelligence.

Soon Cobb realizes that this simple actress is anything but, as she harbors secrets that could pour gasoline on the already raging conflict. Following the night of the infamous German U-Boat attack on the Lusitania, Cobb must follow Selene and Brauer into the darkest alleyways of London, then on to the powder keg that is Istanbul. He must use all the cunning he possesses to uncover Selene’s true motives, only to realize her hidden agenda could bring down some of the world`s most powerful leaders.

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Robert Olen Butler

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Robert Olen Butler (born 1945) is an American writer, author of sixteen novels and six storybooks, for one of which, Pleasant Smell from a Strange Mountain, won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. Butler also published an entire volume of his lectures on the creative process, Where Do Dreams Come From. His latest novel, Scented River, focuses on the baby boomer generation tragically affected by the Vietnam War. Three of his novels were written for the spy-adventure series about the events of the First World War, published in Otto Penzler`s Mysterios Press. Butler teaches writing at Florida State University Tallahassee.

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Robert Olen Butler (born 1945) is an American writer, author of sixteen novels and six storybooks, for one of which, Pleasant Smell from a Strange Mountain, won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. Butler also published an entire volume of his lectures on the creative process, Where Do Dreams Come From. His latest novel, Scented River, focuses on the baby boomer generation tragically affected by the Vietnam War. Three of his novels were written for the spy-adventure series about the events of the First World War, published in Otto Penzler`s Mysterios Press. Butler teaches writing at Florida State University Tallahassee.