A Grave in Gaza (Paperback)

By Matt Beynon Rees

Mariner Books, 9780547086255, 340pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2009

March 2009 Indie Next List

“This international mystery beautifully depicts the sights, smells, and sounds of both the historical and modern-day Gaza Strip. The conflicts of the UN, Israelis, and Palestinians are descriptive, bold, and humane -- a truly wonderful read by a literary storyteller from the Mideast!”
— Kathleen Dixon, Islandtime Books & More, Washington Island, WI
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Description

In A Grave in Gaza, Omar Yussef and his boss,Magnus Wallender, travel to the Gaza Strip for a routine inspection of the UN schools in the Gaza refugee camps.Upon their arrival they meet James Cree, the UN security officer for Gaza, who informs them that a teacher at one of their schools has been accused of spying and imprisoned. As they try to free the teacher and keep a lid on an explosive political situation, they are pulled into a confrontation with Gaza’s warring government factions and the criminal gangs with which they are connected.Omar Yussef confronts the dark elements of Gazadirty politics, bribery, assassination, and kidnappingin his struggle to free the innocent and honor the dead.

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