In this edgy thriller from the #1 international bestselling author of Lineup, which was described by New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder as "a marvel of tight plotting, spare prose, and relentless pacing," a young police officer's investigation of a murder plunges her into the dark underworld of Tel Aviv.
When young social activist Michal Poleg is found dead in her Tel Aviv apartment, her body showing signs of severe violence, officer Anat Nachmias is given the lead on her first murder investigation. Eager to find answers, the talented and sensitive cop looks to the victim's past for clues, focusing on the last days before her death. Could one of the asylum seekers Michal worked with be behind this crime?
Then a young African man confesses to the murder, and Anat's commanders say the case is closed. But the cop isn't convinced. She believes that Michal, a tiny girl with a gift for irritating people, got involved in something far too big and dangerous for her to handle.
Joined by Michal's clumsy yet charming boss, Anat is pulled deep into a perplexing shadow world where war victims and criminals, angels and demons, idealists and cynics, aid organizations and criminal syndicates intersect. But the truth may be more than Anat can handle, bringing her face to face with an evil she's never before experienced.
There were a lot of fun facts when learning about Israel and its citizens. It focuses mostly around OMA where the workers there see the human aspect of migrants, rather than the color of their skin. They fight a lot of prejudices in a narrow minded society. At least, this is what it felt like to me in the book.
There is a vibrant array of characters, none of which are 2 dimensional. They're fleshed out wonderfully and I found myself rooting for some and hating others.
The center of the story revolves around a headstrong woman who'd been murdered. She'd fought for people's rights and stepped on a few powerful toes. It's in her death that a series of unforgettable events unfold like corporate conspiracies, illegal gun sales, sex-trafficking and even a light love connection.
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