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The Topkapi Secret
- Publisher: Prometheus Books
- Pub. Date: 09/01/2010
- ISBN-13: 9781616142131
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About the story... taken fromAmerican professor Angela Hall's world is falling apart. Left with two things: her money and her job, she sets out to research women's issues in The Middle East. Until she crosses paths with Mohammed Atareek...
Mohammed is a man on a mission. Raised in the Muslim faith, he has learned something no Muslim is supposed to know: the Koran of today is not the original. Could it be true? Mohammed will risk his life to find out.
When Angela's and Mohammed's worlds collide, sparks fly--both from their hearts and the tempers of the terrorists following them.
***PLEASE NOTE: This novel has some language (an abusive man uses abusive language early in the book) and an intimate scene (necessary to the plot development late in the novel).
My thoughts:When Professor Angela Hall's life crumbles in California she take off to Ramallah on the West Bank and starts to do research on women's issues in this area. She meets Mohammed Atareek and he provides her a with a theory on the Koran; in which he believes that the modern day version is different from what was written down centuries ago. He has tried to obtain permission to visit the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul to access the Topkapi Codex, but has been denied approval. He can not understand why they will not let him do this research. Exploring a fourteen hundred year old secret of the Koran that the two of them seek, the Topkapi Codex, an early version of the Koran is kept off limits within the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul, Turkey. As other Koranic scholars start finding out more about it, there are more people killed.
This novel is a based on a real research and Terry Kelhawk seems to have done a lot of research to be able to write this novel.
To me I had a hard time following it as I have no knowledge of the Koren as I only believe in God Holy Word the Bible. But it is a good read if you want to learn more about this part of the world and about the Koran.
This book was sent to me for review by Rebeca from Glass Roads Public Relations.