Bishop, Patrick The Reckoning

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The Reckoning

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From the best-selling author of ‘Fighter Boys’, the mesmerising true story of two ruthless adversaries and the wartime killing of Avraham Stern – an event that shook the modern world.

On a cold morning in February 1942, with the world plunged in the horrors of World War Two, Avraham Stern hid in an attic in Tel Aviv, a price on his head. He’d been on the run for weeks, his picture blazoned across newspapers all over Palestine. As leader of the Stern Gang, he had committed spectacular and murderous crimes, sparking outcry from both British and Jewish groups. An intellectual poet and mystic, Stern believed himself destined for greatness; the Jewish liberator of British Palestine. Drawn always to the margins – his writings were drenched in images of martyrdom and blood.
 
Assistant Superintendent Geoffrey Morton, a middle-class Londoner who had swopped milk deliveries for the dangers of colonial policing, was the man tasked with stopping Stern. Seemingly so different, in fact the men had much in common – ambition, dedication and conviction in his own righteousness. The incidents of that morning would be endlessly contested but two things were clear; Morton had cornered Stern and, minutes later, shot him dead. The shots Morton fired that day would echo down the remaining years of British rule in Palestine and through the titanic events that shaped the birth of Israel.
 
Based on revelatory research, the private archive of Morton and interviews with witnesses, ‘The Reckoning’ is the first book to tell the tale of a rebel who terrorized Palestine, the lawman determined to stop him and the creation of a cult of martyrdom that destroyed any hope of compromise between Arab and Jew.

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From the bestselling author of ‘Fighter Boys’, the true story of two ruthless adversaries and a wartime killing that shook the modern world.

As the world plunged into global conflict, in British-governed Palestine a killing took place that shook British and Middle East politics.

While in neighbouring Egypt, British forces were confronting Rommel’s Afrika Korps, a series of robberies in Palestine by the militant Zionists of the Stern Gang, led by the charismatic Avraham Stern – known as ‘the light’ by his followers, began a war with their colonial governors. Soon they had targeted and killed policemen, initiating a huge manhunt amid Tel-Aviv’s hotbed of suspicion, violence and fanaticism.

Assistant Superintendent Geoffrey Morton, a middle-class Londoner who had swapped milk deliveries for the excitement and dangers of colonial policing, was the man tasked with stopping Stern. When finally he succeeded, his shots would echo through the years. ‘The Reckoning’ is the tale of the man who terrorised Israel, the man determined to prevent him, and the creation of a cult of martyrdom that destroyed of any hope of compromise between Arab and Jew.

With access to Geoffrey Morton’s previously unseen archive, master storyteller Patrick Bishop uncovers the thrilling chase that impacted on a region and a century with effects that the modern world still feels, profoundly, today.

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From the bestselling author of ‘Fighter Boys’, the true story of two ruthless adversaries and a wartime killing that shook the modern world.

On a cold, bright morning in February 1942, fugitive Avraham Stern was cornered in a flat in Tel-Aviv and shot dead. His killer, Assistant Superintendent Geoffrey Morton, claimed Stern was trying to escape. But Stern was no ordinary criminal. And witnesses insisted he was executed in cold blood.

Stern was a militant Zionist, self-proclaimed Jewish liberator of British Palestine and mastermind of bloody terrorist attacks targeting and killing policemen. On the run from Morton, a British colonial policeman assigned to capture him, his shooting inspired a cult of martyrdom that would ignite enmities between Jews, British and Arabs in the future hotbed of Israel. The Reckoning is the first book to tell the tale of a rebel who terrorized Palestine, the lawman determined to stop him and the events that led to their fatal meeting.

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