For twenty-six-year-old Luke Benami, life has always been a study in absolutes: black and white, good and evil, truth and lies. A father hailed as a national hero, a pioneer in the birth of Israel. A brother scorned as an army deserter, a criminal on the run. But his father's sudden death will change everything Luke has ever known or believed...about his father, his history, his homeland.
Searching for his estranged brother, Luke finds only Danni's lover in Paris and his business partner in Florence, both claiming to know nothing of his whereabouts. Danni has undertaken his own quest, into the heart of a dark secret that has long haunted the family. It will become Luke's quest too, taking them both into a dangerous world of moral ambiguity, desperate choices, and profound betrayal.
Spellbinding and provocative, Sacrifice of Isaac is the stunning debut of a remarkable talent.
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The explosive international thriller of obsession and the ultimate betrayal
"Extraordinary... Sacrifice of Isaac immediately vaults Neil Gordon into the company of John le Carr and Graham Greene."
"Sacrifice of Isaac is deft, finely written and put together with a rare assurance and maturity...One is completely held by the deepening mystery and the counterposing themes of love and betrayal, filial duty and patriotic fervor, moral certainty and loss of faith."
--The New York Times Book Review
"One of the most intellectually sophisticated thrillers this reviewer has ever read."
--The Washington Post Book World
"Brilliantly narrated, psychologically acute...Sacrifice of Isaac reads like an Amos Oz
novel translated by John le Carre."
Neil Gordon was born in South Africa in 1958, and has also lived in New York, Scotland, Paris, and Israel. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he was awarded two Hopwood Prizes for fiction, and earned his Ph.D. in French literature at Yale. He has also studied at the University of Jerusalem and the Sorbonne. Until recently on the staff at The New York Review of Books, he is currently managing editor of The Reader's Catalog and the literary editor of The Boston Review. He lives in New York.
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