I love thrillers, but don't normally gravitate towards this sort of thriller. It was different in many ways. From the first chapter I was taken through a multiple course dinner where each chapter just kept getting better and better and before I knew it we were at the end of the book. I most certainly will look up his past book list.
Time travels stories are normally not something I like at all and it almost stopped me from reading. Most of the story takes place in Paris of 2017, but it is an alternate reality. We are taken to a new Paris, where Turkish is mainly spoken instead of French, there is gender separation, the main religion seems to be Muslim.
The time travel part was the truly amazing part of the story. We are taken on a roller coaster ride to the Ottoman Empire where political conquests were being provoked.