The Fourth Assassin: Book summary and reviews of The Fourth Assassin by Matt Beynon Rees

The Fourth Assassin

An Omar Yussef Mystery

by Matt Beynon Rees

The Fourth Assassin
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2010
    336 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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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.

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"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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Matt Beynon Rees Author Biography

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 among 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 East.

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