Saturday, February 14, 2009

Pg. 69: Matt Beynon Rees' "The Samaritan's Secret"

This weekend's feature at the Page 69 Test: The Samaritan's Secret by Matt Beynon Rees.

About the book, from the publisher:
The Samaritan’s Secret, the third Omar Yussef mystery, from the winner of the CWA John Creasey Dagger.

When Omar Yussef travels to Nablus, the West Bank’s most violent town, to attend a wedding, he little expects the trouble that awaits him. An ancient Torah scroll belonging to the Samaritans, descendants of the biblical Joseph, has been stolen. But when the dead body of a young Samaritan is discovered, a seemingly straightforward theft inquiry takes an unexpected turn.

As Omar sets out to find the perpetrators of this murder, he is driven down into the murky alleys and tunnels of the old casbah in Nablus. Here, as he uncovers a deepening political rift, the secret deals of one of the region’s richest businessmen, and the shadowy world of the tiny Samaritan community, he begins to wonder whether he will be able to attend the wedding after all…
Visit Matt Beynon Rees' website and blog, and watch The Samaritan's Secret video.

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--Marshal Zeringue