Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Pg. 69: Matt Beynon Rees' "The Fourth Assassin"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: The Fourth Assassin by Matt Beynon Rees.

About the book, from the publisher:
Arriving to visit his son in a heavily Palestinian area of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Omar Yussef discovers the beheaded body of one of the boy's roommates. When his son is arrested as a suspect, Omar Yussef must prove his innocence.
Watch Matt Beynon Rees read the first chapter of The Fourth Assassin.

Rees has lived in Jerusalem since 1996. He covered the Middle East for over a decade for the Scotsman, then Newsweek, and from 2000 until 2006 as Time magazine's Jerusalem bureau chief. He published his first novel featuring Palestinian detective Omar Yussef, The Collaborator of Bethlehem, in 2007, which won the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger award. A Grave in Gaza and The Samaritan's Secret followed in 2008 and 2009. The Fourth Assassin is the fourth book in the series.

Read--Matt Rees's top 10 novels set in the Arab world.

The Page 69 Test: The Collaborator of Bethlehem.

My Book, The Movie: The Collaborator of Bethlehem.

The Page 69 Test: A Grave in Gaza.

The Page 69 Test: The Samaritan's Secret.

Visit Matt Beynon Rees' website and blog.

The Page 69 Test: The Fourth Assassin.

--Marshal Zeringue