The Ottoman Excursion

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“A nail-biter…. A highly intricate and strikingly original plot elevates award-winning Pelkey’s suspenseful latest Middle East conspiracy thriller….”

—The Prairies Book Review, 2020

“… Pelkey’s interweaving of interesting historical facts enlightens the reader in the most delightful way. With his mastery of dialogue and description, the author weaves a tale that leaves the reader enthralled from beginning to end….”
—The US Review of Books
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An American doctor travels to Izmir as part of a disaster relief team.

A Russian major oversees extraction of plutonium from aging nuclear warheads.

A Turkish researcher is asked to cure the incurable.

A young jihadist works to restore the caliphate.

In 1938, after a Turkish colonel hears a baby’s cry and rushes into a burning mosque, four present-day storylines become entwined. Part political thriller and part medical mystery, The Ottoman Excursion tells the stories of four men swept up in a conspiracy that extends throughout the Middle East and back in time to the most elite practitioners of the art of war—the Janissaries.

About the Author

Tim Pelkey resides in Michigan with his wife Leslie. They have two grown children. Tim’s first novel, The Baljuna Covenant, won three 2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, was a finalist for the 2017 NIEA Political Thriller Award, and was a finalist for the 2017 Eric Hoffer Award. It made the recommended reading lists for Kirkus Indie Reviews, Stevo’s Book Reviews on the Internet, and US Review of Books. The Ottoman Excursion is his second novel.

Additional information

Weight 24.688 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1.06930 in


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