Christianity and Islam Clash in Historical Murder Mystery, "Asim: Servant of Two Masters"

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Filled with assassins and intrigue, Ottoman warrior Asim is cast in the role of hero in D.W. Smith’s engrossing novel.

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“It was like watching a great movie that keeps you at the edge of your seat through out the entire book.” -Jose N. Fran, Amazon 5-Star Review

Set in mid-15th-century Europe, the historical novel "Asim: Servant of Two Masters" is a thoroughly enjoyable read. Filled with assassins and intrigue, Ottoman warrior Asim is cast in the role of hero in D.W. Smith’s engrossing novel.

Jose N. Fran, Amazon 5-Star Review: “It was like watching a great movie that keeps you at the edge of your seat through out the entire book.”

In 1453 Turkey, Mehmed the Conqueror has just defeated the Byzantine Empire and ushers in a new era called the Ottoman Empire. Sending an envoy to open trade routes to Spain and Portugal, Mehmed directs his most trusted bodyguard Asim to look after the members of the envoy. The mission is turned on its head when one of the Islamic members is mysteriously murdered in her bed chamber.

Asim is given permission from Pope Nicholas to investigate the crime but no authority to arrest any Christian that may be involved. His instructions from Mehmed were to bring the cowards to justice. How can a man serve Christianity and Islam at the same time?

Mark G. McLaughlin, Foreword Reviews: “The themes and plots of 'Asim: Servant of Two Masters' resonate well in modern times because the same issues continue to feed the ongoing struggles between the worlds of Islam and the West. Few in the cast of characters are who they appear to be, and Smith is very clever in how he portrays his colorful gallery of rogues, while managing to keep them quite real and believable. 'Asim: Servant of Two Masters' reads like a detective novel or murder mystery, enough so that fans of either genre will not be disappointed.”

About the Author: D.W. Smith is a U.S. Army veteran who served as a paratrooper with the storied 82nd Airborne Division and also served a short stent at the JFK Special Warfare Center in Ft. Bragg N.C. After 15 years of military service, he took on a job as a civilian contractor doing a tour in the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, and the Helmand Province in Afghanistan to support the war on terrorism. A native of New Jersey, he now makes his home in New York. He is currently working in what is known as the Victory Base Complex in Iraq, alongside U.S. and Coalition forces.

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The compelling new book ASIM: SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS (Hard cover ISBN: 978-1-46288-662-3, $29.99; Soft cover ISBN: 978-1-46288-661-6, $19.99; Kindle eBook: $9.99) is now available and can be ordered through the publisher’s Xlibris website:
http://www.xlibris.com or at Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com.

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