A young English lady falls in the sea when her ship collides with another. About to drown she is saved by the crew of the Defiance. With them and especially their gloomy captain she ends up in a big adventure in Istanbul.
Well written, quite believable.
- Raki does not look like red wine but looks like water, gin or its Greek brother ouzo.
- A woman in the harem of the Sultan will never have a child from another man. That would mean death. He might marry her off to some official yes but she would then go to her husband's household.