A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz is an autobiography, about the author’s childhood in Jerusalem and his teenage years in Kibbutz Hulda
The stars of this book are the characters, which I feel I can say for the whole series. They are interesting, as well as intelligent
Dotan Naor made a bet with Willy Mizrachi that he can locate his missing son. Willy is a ruthless arms dealer, and his son has settled as in the Himalayas.
Ya’ara Stein, a disgraced Mossad agent, has been tagged by the Israeli prime minister to create a secret squad answerable only to him.
The author casts a wide net across Israeli society when it comes to solving the murder Anat is working on. Anat is a strong protagonist who loves her job and has to deal with rampant sexism of her co-workers and her superiors who have half her intelligence.
My family members heard the story and were amazed. “You have to write about it,” my mother determined. I had my doubts. This is the problem with true stories: they aren’t credible. Readers would consider the story absurd if they read it in a novel. “Give me a different story,” I asked my sister. “That’s all I’ve got,” she said, and took a bite of chicken.
Lineup by Liad Shoham is the American debut of the Israeli author. 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.
With all the action and adventure, this is ultimately a melancholy book. Allon is a flawed hero (but aren’t they all), who is, this time, out for revenge
After getting home from a very long shift, Dr. Jafaari is woken up asking to come identify his wife’s body who has been killed in a suicide attack
The Kill Artist is a well written spy novel, filled with details in all the right places as well as several characters from Silva’s previous novels.