Murder in Jerusalem

Murder in Jerusalem

A Michael Ohayon Mystery

Book - 2006
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Modern Israel is a place filled with contradictions: the beautiful landscape often rife with human conflict; the tranquil and the peaceful in constant struggle with terrible destruction; and amazing human love and kindness set against a backdrop of civil strife. Through the eyes of a writer like Batya Gur and her finest creation, Chief Superintendent Michael Ohayon, these complexities are treated with an intimate familiarity and rare depth of understanding.

When a woman's body is discovered in the wardrobe warehouses of Israel Television, the brooding Ohayon embarks on a tangled and bloody trail of detection through the corridors and studios of Israel's official television station and, especially, through the relations, fears, loves, and courage of the people who make the station what it is. It is a journey that brings into question the very ideals upon which Ohayon -- and indeed the entire nation -- was raised, ideals that may have led to terrible crimes.

Chief Superintendent Ohayon has spent his career surrounded by perplexing and horrific cases, but perhaps nothing disturbs him more deeply than what this mysterious woman's murder reveals. For the media, often at the center of the Israeli consciousness -- a place where political tensions; hostility; corruption; and the ethnic, social, and religious divisions that shake the nation come together -- may indeed be at the root of an unspeakable evil.

Murder in Jerusalem is the crowning achievement of a magnificent career, this final installment in the Michael Ohayon series a wonderful parting gift from the incomparable Batya Gur -- one last fascinating visit to an always tumultuous land, in the company of a writer and a detective so many devoted readers have loved so well.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060852931
0060852933
9780060852948
0060852941
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 388 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Fallenberg, Evan

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Memawrayne
Jun 27, 2014

It was hard to get into and identify with the characters. Very slow moving. Some sentences went on for ever and gave the reader more information than was ever needed. Sometimes I forget what the sentence was about by the time I reached the end. Too many dependent clauses!

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awschulkin
Jan 03, 2011

Positive review in Seattle Times

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