|Cover by Stephan Martiniere|
"McDonald's vision of possibilities describes anyone's version of Istanbul. This twisting, turning part futuristic fantasy, part intuitive prediction satisfies without divulging all its secrets, just like the city. ...the end arrives not with a whimper, but a series of bangs and the whole novel truly gets the feel of what McDonald calls the 'Queen of Cities.' As the reader, we are lucky enough to have Istanbul 2027 written by someone who knows how not to create a true Orientalist fantasy."