The Lap of Luxury and Horror
A puzzling headline begins a front-page article found in the Times of London. Three men, all identical in identification, were found dead in the same room of the Chelsea Arms Hotel. All were dispatched in a similar manner—stabbed through the heart.
Then the home of a valued friend burns to the ground, severely injuring him in the process. An odd summons, a surreptitious meeting, and a thousand-mile journey begin on the legendary rail service carrying the investigators to Constantinople, the Gateway of the Orient!
Can they solve the mystery of Sedefkar Simulacrum before it is too late!