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"Yashim the Eunuch series," by Jason GoodwinRead about other series on the list.
The Janissaries were a group of elite soldiers that originated during the 1400s in the Ottoman Empire; however, they became too powerful, so the Sultan ceased their operations. Now, in the year 1836, after a string of brutal murders and theft of valuable jewels, the Janissaries are suspected to be on the rise again, and it’s up to eunuch Yashim Togalu and his associates to put a stop to the crimes.
Learn more about Jason Goodwin and his work at his website and blog. Also see: The Page 69 Test: The Snake Stone; The Page 69 Test: The Bellini Card; and My Book, The Movie: An Evil Eye.