Vicious Circle

Vicious Circle

A Novel of Complicity

By Robert Littell

Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781585678556, 300pp.

Publication Date: October 19, 2006

Description
But then, Isaac Apflbaum, a well-known fundamentalist Rabbi, is taken hostage by Dr. al-Saath, a legendary Palestinian terrorist, who demands the release of several Palestinian prisoners in exchange for his prisoner. As Israel coaxes Elihu out of retirement to hunt down the terrorist who motivated his final mission, al-Saath and Apflbaum find themselves building an extraordinary relationship between hostage taker and hostage: parallels between these two battle-hardened partisans become the bonds that could lead to reconciliation. But with the Mossad strike team closing in, has the vicious circle already been closed Ferociously suspenseful and brilliantly topical, Vicious Circle is a thriller that, like The Company before it, breaks down an entire culture of violence into the corrupted consciences that embody it.


About the Author
Robert Littell is a former "Newsweek" journalist and the author of numerous notable spy thrillers including "The Company and Legends" that have elevated him to the genreas highest ranks.