|About the Book|
ABOUT THE BOOK: It all began with a simple narcotics raid ... It should have been a cakewalk ... a routine police raid at the home of a notorious drug lord in Istanbul. But something went wrong. When Alex Soysal and his fellow narcotics inspectorsMoreABOUT THE BOOK: It all began with a simple narcotics raid ... It should have been a cakewalk ... a routine police raid at the home of a notorious drug lord in Istanbul. But something went wrong. When Alex Soysal and his fellow narcotics inspectors entered the mansion, the criminal they sought was already dead. And the assassin was still there ... desperately seeking to retrieve a secret list-a list which signified nothing to Alex. But now hes determined to find out what it all means ... especially when he discovers that his own chief inspector is struggling to get his hands on the same list ... even if it means killing Alex to do so. And so the nightmare unfolds-who can Alex trust? Ultimately, Alex must flee from the police force to which he has devoted his life. He travels to the mountains of eastern Turkey in a desperate attempt to hunt down the real killer and possibly expose the real source of the drug lords empire. There, Turkish forces battle Kurdish rebels, while narcotics serve as the bloody currency for acquiring weapons of war. And, all the while, a beautiful woman shadows Alexs every step. But is she there to help him ... or is she the killer he seeks? ABOUT THE AUTHOR: As he hails from a mixed family of Germans, Scots, and Americans, its not surprising that George Ellington just couldnt stay put in central California where he was raised. With a vivid imagination to accompany him, he set off for San Francisco to study literature, history, and culture, and eventually became an English teacher. A career that took him overseas to Turkey and Japan, where he began writing textbooks and novels set in foreign lands. The Beast in the Blood is one of several novels about characters in Turkish law enforcement. Today George divides his time writing, exploring historical sites, and enjoying a good kebab in Turkey when hes not teaching English and Anthropology at Salt Lake Community College in the United States.