Arriving to visit his son in a heavily Palestinian area of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Omar Yussef discovers the beheaded body of one of the boy's roommates. When his son is arrested as a suspect, Omar Yussef must prove his innocence.
"Yussef remains reliably human and compassionate toward human fallibility, while raging openly at the corruption of his own leaders." - Publishers Weeky
"His sleuth might miss the ancient streets of Bethlehem, but the hatred and tension of the Middle East follow the Palestinian wherever he goes." - Library Journal
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Journalist and author Matt Beynon Rees was born in Wales in 1967 and studied at
Oxford University and the University of Maryland. He then worked as a financial
reporter in London, Washington D.C. and New York before becoming the first
Middle East correspondent for The Scotsman in 1996. He speaks
fluent Arabic and lives in Jerusalem.
As a journalist, he has covered the Middle East for over a decade, with the vast majority of that time spent amongst Palestinians and Israelis. He's a Contributor for Time based in Jerusalem, where he was the magazine's bureau chief from June 2000 until January 2006. In 2004 he published a nonfiction account of the divisions within Israeli and Palestinian societies called Cain's Field: Faith, Fratricide, and Fear in the Middle ...
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