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Monday, March 6, 2017

Slave Queen (Book Three in the Omar Zagouri Thriller Series) by H. B. Moore-Book Review

$100 Book Tour Slave Queen by H. B. Moore. Special Agent Omar Zagouri’s latest case is his most dangerous—and his most personal yet. The discovery of secret sixteenth-century letters unveils a plot between the sultan Suleyman and his chief wife, Roxelane, to change the course of the Ottoman Empire. A descendant of Roxelane, Zagouri learns he has an enemy whose revenge has been centuries in the making. #booktour #book #novel #Thriller #ad

Slave Queen (Book Three in the Omar Zagouri Thriller Series  by H. B. Moore

{Book Details}

Special Agent Omar Zagouri’s latest case is his most dangerous—and his most personal yet. The discovery of secret sixteenth-century letters unveils a plot between the sultan Suleyman and his chief wife, Roxelane, to change the course of the Ottoman Empire. A descendant of Roxelane, Zagouri learns he has an enemy whose revenge has been centuries in the making.

Targeted by an antiquities collector who’s also descended from a chief rival for the ancient throne, Zagouri soon uncovers a modern-day conspiracy that threatens the lives of his family and the security of a nation.
To expose the plot, Zagouri must team up with Naim, the son of his nemesis, who heads an international black-market operation that may have ties to the killings. From ancient Constantinople to the present-day Middle East, Zagouri is on a collision course with history. Time is running out to solve a royal mystery and stop a ruthless killer—one who has Zagouri’s name on his hit list.
$100 Book Tour Slave Queen by H. B. Moore. Special Agent Omar Zagouri’s latest case is his most dangerous—and his most personal yet. The discovery of secret sixteenth-century letters unveils a plot between the sultan Suleyman and his chief wife, Roxelane, to change the course of the Ottoman Empire. A descendant of Roxelane, Zagouri learns he has an enemy whose revenge has been centuries in the making. #booktour #book #novel #Thriller #ad barnes and noble$100 Book Tour Slave Queen by H. B. Moore. Special Agent Omar Zagouri’s latest case is his most dangerous—and his most personal yet. The discovery of secret sixteenth-century letters unveils a plot between the sultan Suleyman and his chief wife, Roxelane, to change the course of the Ottoman Empire. A descendant of Roxelane, Zagouri learns he has an enemy whose revenge has been centuries in the making. #booktour #book #novel #Thriller #ad amazon
{My Review} 
Slave Queen is the third book in the Omar Zagouri Thriller Series. So far I've loved this series and it's always had a lot of action and the back and forth between present day and the past is so masterfully done. The new book does the same thing again presenting the story of present day events and the story from the perspective of sultan Suleyman and his chief wife, Roxelane, who through their relationship changed the course of the Ottoman Empire.I felt in this book that Omar's story took a back seat to the story of Suleyman and Roxelane and I was very pleased about that fact. I couldn't get enough of this couple. I actually found myself racing through the present day action, (It was really good, believe me!) but I was captured by the romance of the Sultan and his wife.

If you've never read a book in this series, reading this one would be OK, but you will have a more rewarding experience if you start with book one, then two and then reading this third book. I hope that there are more books to come in this series. I also hope that the author keeps this same format of blending in the present and the past because why break something that is a winning formula?  
 
{Excerpt}
Chapter One
Al Karak, Jordan
Rashed Sayid picked up his cell phone and selected his most trustworthy contact. The phone call would take only moments, but the result would teach the entire Sayid tribe what honor meant. He shut his third-floor office window, blocking out the rising heat of the Jordanian desert’s summer morning. He and his only brother owned the bank in the city of Al Karak, having started the bank three decades before, and now they were among the wealthiest in town.
“Yes?” Yamil answered.
“We have proof,” Rashed said into the phone.
“Four male witnesses?” Yamil asked.
Rashed blew out a breath. Yamil was a stickler for rules. An execution couldn’t be ordered unless there were four respected male witnesses to the crime. There were actually no witnesses, but Rashed knew his daughter was guilty. He had plenty of video footage of her leaving her university apartment more than once after midnight, and he also had other, less legal evidence. There was only one reason for his daughter’s midnight forays. Worst case scenario, Aamira was no longer a virgin. Next case scenario, she’d been tainted in some way by having a relationship with a man other than her fiancé. Rashed was still working on trying to find out whom she was meeting. But it was time to put the execution order into motion.
$100 Book Tour Slave Queen by H. B. Moore. Special Agent Omar Zagouri’s latest case is his most dangerous—and his most personal yet. The discovery of secret sixteenth-century letters unveils a plot between the sultan Suleyman and his chief wife, Roxelane, to change the course of the Ottoman Empire. A descendant of Roxelane, Zagouri learns he has an enemy whose revenge has been centuries in the making. #booktour #book #novel #Thriller add to goodreads
{Praise for Slave Queen}
“Moore does an excellent job of setting the scene of international intrigue, and although this novel is part of a series, it also works well as a stand-alone. The story jumps back and forth between the present and the past as Moore tells the story of Roxelane’s captured by the Turkish army and her subsequent love affair with Suleiman. Roxelane is an excellent, strong female character, and Moore brings some obscure players from the Ottoman Empire vividly to life. She even quotes from Suleiman’s actual poetry . . . to conjure a complex portrait of this larger-than-life figure. A satisfying historical thriller.” –Kirkus Reviews

“From sultans and hierarchies that separate men and women from Poland to Constantinople and beyond to new lives in great cities where mosques and sultans rule, those vivid past and present scenarios contribute to a story fueled by cultural revelations and the long-standing threat a series of letters reveals. The result is a fast-paced, complex, and absorbing adventure saga that crosses time and place to give Omar, Mia (and readers) a run for their money. Warning: once begun, it’s nearly impossible to put down the full-flavored, multi-faceted Slave Queen, which reveals many insights about the Ottoman Empire, Süleyman the Magnificent, and the slave girl foreigner who turned out to be his favorite wife.” –D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
$100 Book Tour Slave Queen by H. B. Moore. Special Agent Omar Zagouri’s latest case is his most dangerous—and his most personal yet. The discovery of secret sixteenth-century letters unveils a plot between the sultan Suleyman and his chief wife, Roxelane, to change the course of the Ottoman Empire. A descendant of Roxelane, Zagouri learns he has an enemy whose revenge has been centuries in the making. #booktour #book #novel #Thriller amazon get it
$100 Book Tour Slave Queen by H. B. Moore. Special Agent Omar Zagouri’s latest case is his most dangerous—and his most personal yet. The discovery of secret sixteenth-century letters unveils a plot between the sultan Suleyman and his chief wife, Roxelane, to change the course of the Ottoman Empire. A descendant of Roxelane, Zagouri learns he has an enemy whose revenge has been centuries in the making. #booktour #book #novel #Thriller
Author H. B. Moore
H. B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women’s fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Utah.

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