byYishai SaridTranslated byBarbara Harshaw

December 10, 2010|
Limassol by Yishai Sarid
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This morally complex novel tells the story of a conflicted Israeli secret service agent and his questionable aresenal of interrogation techinques. A connoisseur of persuasive methods-legal and otherwise-he never fails to make his subjects talk, but his tactics often fall beyond international law. His tampering with protocol culminates when two prisoners die in his custody, causing his superiors to suggest a temporary reassignment. Begrudgingly, he accepts his new mission: go undercover, posing as an aspiring novelist, and befriend Daphna, an Israeli writer. His primary target is the son of a Palestinan poet and wanted terrorist leader named Yotam, the son of Hani-Daphna''s best friend. As the writer''s friendship begins to awaken feelings he thought long dead, his own well-entrenched sense of right and wrong is clouded. But the habits of a lifetime in the military propel him to continue his deceptions and lay his trap for Yotam. Playing upon a dying man''s sentiments, he convinces the elderly poet to arrange a meeting with his son in Limassol, a Cypriot town where the Israelis lie in wait to eliminate their target. As intrigue and tension mount, the agent will be forced to choose between his professional obligations and his newfound loyalties-compromising the mission and his identity.
Yishai Saridstudied law at the Hebrew University of Jersualem and received a graduate degree in public administration from Harvard University. He works as an attorney and a journalist for the Hebrew press. Limassol is his second novel. Barbara Harshav''s translations from Hebrew include works by prominent authors such as Michael Govri...
Title:LimassolFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:160 pages, 8.3 X 5.3 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:160 pages, 8.3 X 5.3 X 0.5 inPublished:December 10, 2010Publisher:Europa EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1609450000

ISBN - 13:9781609450007

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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