Mega Dose
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 18, 2014

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

The Collaborator of Bethlehem

by

The Collaborator of Bethlehem Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Matt Beynon Rees has taken a complex world of culture clash and suspicion and placed upon it humanity. --David Baldacci, author of The Camel Club

A beautifully written story. I have walked the streets of Bethlehem with Omar Yussef, smelled the dust and the fear, tasted his food, shared his anger and his hope. His decency is a light inthe gloom. I shall not forget him. --Anne Perry, author of Dark Assassin

The Collaborator of Bethlehem is the best--and therarest--sort of mystery: exciting and compelling, but it is also a deeply moving story that will, for many readers, shed much needed light on the conditions in the Palestinian territories. Matt BeynonRees's ability to blend the political and the emotional is reminiscent of Graham Greene. --David Liss, author of The Ethical Assassin

OmarYussef has everything I admire in a detective: humility, humanity, a great faith in the power of knowledge and a few bad habits too --Barbara Nadel, author of The Ottoman Cage

For decades, Omar Yussef has been a teacher of history to the children of Bethlehem. When a favorite former pupil, George Saba, a member of the Palestinian Christian minority, is arrested forcollaborating with the Israelis in the killing of a Palestinian guerrilla, Omar is sure he has been framed. If George is not cleared, he faces imminent execution.

Then the wife of the dead man, also oneof Omar Yussef's former pupils, is murdered, possibly raped. When he begins to suspect the head of the Bethlehem al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades is the true collaborator, Omar and his family are threatened. But as noone else is willing to stand up to the violent Martyrs Brigades men, who hold the real power in the town, it is up to him to investigate.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

Omar, a history teacher, manages to stay away from all the violence around him until a former pupil of his is charged with murder, and Omar cannot believe he is guilty, so he decides to investigate the case for himself.

About the Author

Matt Beynon Rees was born in South Wales. He has covered the Middle East as a journalist for over a decade, including five years as Time magazine's Jerusalem bureau chief. He is the author of the nonfiction work Cain's Field: Faith, Fratricide, and Fear in the Middle East, and three previous mysteries in the Omar Yussef series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781569476871
Publisher:
Soho Press
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Author:
Rees, Matt Beynon
Author:
Rees, Matt
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
February 2007
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
272

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z

The Collaborator of Bethlehem
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 272 pages Soho Press - English 9781569476871 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Omar, a history teacher, manages to stay away from all the violence around him until a former pupil of his is charged with murder, and Omar cannot believe he is guilty, so he decides to investigate the case for himself.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.