It is a blistering morning in Gaza, as Omar Yussef struggles along the uneven streets to carry out a school inspection.
But when he learns that a fellow teacher has been accused of links to the CIA, and jailed, his suspicions are immediately aroused. And the more Yussef investigates the arrest, the more people seem to be implicated, and the murkier his search for the truth becomes.
With the police force, the military and Gaza's most powerful gang all out to silence him, Yussef must face the terrifying realisation that he is no longer fighting to save his colleague - but himself.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 340 pages, maps
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 01/07/2008
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781843546481
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Review by robertgriffen
Part of a series of stories linked by common characters. Based in the Israel/Palestine area with links to England, A fascinating and fast moving fictional detective story which gives an interesting insight into the lives of Israelis and Palestine families. Difficult to put down once started.
Review by cathymoore
Omar Yussef is a middle aged history teacher who somehow becomes embroiled in the politics and warfare of the Gaza strip. He is a great central character; full of warmth, although I struggled to find his motivation for a lot of his actions in the story, other than he is "a good man." This book hasn't changed my life, but it has certainly altered my perception of the complexities of life in a place like Gaza.