Vicious Circle

A Novel of Complicity

By Robert Littell
(Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781585678556, 300pp.)

Publication Date: October 19, 2006

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Description
An Israeli government minister is assassinated in the home of his mistress. Days later, Elihu, an aging and decorated Mossad officer, leads his final raid, killing a Hamas leader in his bed and barely escaping with his life.
Out of this familiarly cyclical scenario emerges what is perhaps Robert Littell's most heartfelt and suspenseful novel. The action moves forward into the near future, when the global community, united under the leadership of a visionary woman president of the United States, brokers a major compromise between Israel and the Palestinian authority in the hopes of snuffing out the violent flash-point that fuels the flames of global terrorism.
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.
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