Lineup by Liad Shoham is the American debut of the Israeli author. Shoham is a practicing attorney and has written five bestsellers in Israel.
The publisher is giving away one copy of this book –to enter fill out the Rafflecoptter form at the end of the post.
My rating for Lineup— 5
Lineup by Liad Shoham (Facebook) is a fast and absorbing police procedural. The story is told, mainly, from the view point of three people: Nachum, an old school cop, Ziv the condemned criminal and Amit, a reporter.
If I had to pinpoint a protagonist it would be Nachum and he makes a very engaging character. Nachum is a career policeman who has seen the force change over the course of decades and struggles with his own morals on a daily basis. He longs for simpler days when a cop didn’t have to worry about cold statistics and the media; the days when police officers weren’t busy fudging numbers and concentrated more on getting hard evidence against hardened criminals.
The “bad guy”, Ziv, is written as a man who has fallen off the beaten path and is plagued by both bad decisions and bad luck. Mr. Shoham has fun with his characters, a tough prosecutor who knows how to haggle with the defense, a mob boss and his soldiers and a newspaper editor who is a cub journalist’s worst nightmare.
Lineup is a satisfying read, an enjoyable detective story with interesting characters. This is a solid book and I’m looking forward to read more of Mr. Shoham’s work.
The Missing File by D.A. Mishani
A quiet Tel-Aviv street is rocked by a brutal rape which leaves the police baffled since no eyewitnesses, clues or suspects exist. The victim’s father refuses to admit defeat and starts his own investigation when he notices a man acting strangely in the vicinity of his daughter’s apartment.
The man, Ziv Nevo, seems to be guilty by circumstantial evidence and it seems that everyone wants him to pay a price for the crime he didn’t commit. His mafia bosses, his co-workers, even the police are all doing their best to keep Ziv in jail.
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