When the gods demand a sacrifice, there is always one to be
In an adventure stretching from the vibrant streets of Berlin
and its immigrants, street artists and squats to the ancient hills
of Bergama, Yıldız Karasu, an intrepid detective with the Berlin
Police Force, and her assistant Tobias Becker investigate a
series of murders that lead them to dark secrets that are
powerful enough to destroy people and lives. As the
investigation takes them to Turkey, the tension increases as a
new name is revealed…
An expertly crafted novel by Ahmet Ümit, seamlessly weaving
archaeology and mythology into a masterpiece of crime fiction.
While The Land of Lost Gods resurrects ancient myths in the
shadow of the Altar of Zeus and the Temple of Pergamon, its
depiction of crime and the manner in which it transcends
borders and epochs leaves the reader reeling.
“That is why I shall begin in the place you thought you had
forgotten. Those that forget shall pay the price for forgetting.
Those that did not show due respect shall be rewarded with the
severest of punishments: those that tore me from their hearts
shall have their hearts torn out, those that turned their faces
away from me shall have the skin torn from their faces…”