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woman is raped in a Tel Aviv neighborhood. The police draw a blank
when it comes to finding the rapist, so the victim’s father sets out
to find the man. When the distraught father delivers the individual
he is convinced assaulted his daughter, the police are glad to make
an arrest and send the man before a magistrate.
things begin to come unraveled. The accused rapist, who works for the
mafia, doesn’t try to explain why he was seen around the rape
victim’s apartment nor does he attempt to defend himself in any
manner. But when the case is thrown out on a technicality, the man
walks free and the detective assigned to the case is fired.
the freed man is on the run. His mob connections have soured and his
boss is after him, plus another rape has occurred and the police are
convinced he is the person responsible. Only by forming an alliance
with the disgraced detective, fired because of his acquittal, will this
suspected rapist be able to clear his name. Unfortunately, his crime
connections complicate matters and place the man’s life in
on a real event that occurred in Israel, Liad Shoham has created an
intriguing thriller about mistaken identity, organized crime, a man
on the lam and a cop seeking redemption. Well respected in his
native country and lauded throughout Europe, this novel introduces
Shoham to American audiences. It shouldn’t take long before he
acquires a following for his well constructed crime fiction here.