(From the publisher):
A young man's body is found in a secret apartment in
Istanbul. The youth's limbs are atrophied and covered with injection marks. The windows in the flat are nailed shut and the victim has never been seen leaving or entering the flat. The only person sighted at the building over the years has been a well-dressed Armenian whose identity is unknown. Had the boy been kept prisoner? If so, by whom? And how did he die?
Inspector Cetin Ikmen of the Turkish police force and Armenian forensic pathologist Arto Sarkissian have frequently worked together. They are close friends too, despite the differences in their religion, race, income, and lifestyles. But as they join forces to investigate this case, Ikmen senses an uneasiness in his friend's manner that he does not understand. Meanwhile, Ikmen has problems aplenty at home with his elderly father suffering from dementia and his nine children all clamoring for his undivided attention. And if that isn't enough, one of his team is developing a crush on another, which does not bode well for the case at all.
Original title: A Chemical Prison
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Regional Interest
- Also published as "A Chemical Prison".