Jericho Mosaic (Jerusalem Quartet #4)

Jericho Mosaic (Jerusalem Quartet #4)

by Edward Whittemore

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Overview

In 1959 an idealistic young Syrian named Halim forsakes his business success to help build the Arab revolution. He is seen as the incorruptible conscience of the Palestinian cause. But he is, in fact, an Iraqi Jew working for the Israeli intelligence service. This novel deals with the Middle East as a place of illusion and reality, where the clash of cultures and cauases is so intricate that the opposite of the apparent is often the truth.

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ISBN-13: 9781882968251
Publisher: Pathway Book Service
Publication date: 12/28/2002
Series: Jerusalem Quartet Ser.
Pages: 426
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.17(d)

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Jericho Mosaic (Jerusalem Quartet #4) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
clfisha on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ah yes, thought bell, races & wars and caravans of believers and seas, with their armies of chance and their games of skill... all come to meet in a orange grove at the crossroads of Jericho Inspired by true events, this centres on the one Mossad agent who gives up everything to spend his years buried deep within Syria. A pivotal role in the taking of Golan heights and the birth of Israel as we know it today. Although being Edward Whittemore it is also much more than that, the theme of threes continues with each religion represented in the beautiful town of Jericho where old men (a Moslem, Jew and Christian of course!) meet daily for board games and chat. Life flows around them and characters touch, fleetingly but with great impact.Less dark than the last but with the current future hanging over the scene we know there no happy ending. Still it¿s bitter-sweet and cleverly mixes an overarching tense espionage plot with a feel of purely reminiscing of a past eventful life, of what will be will be. Its tone very much showing this is the last book in series. The characters are of course full and many and varied, the plot has more focus then before and passed fast so this feels the shortest one of series even though it¿s not.One word that sums it up is satisfying, a good end to an astounding series. It could easily be read alone and enjoyed but would lose that peaceful finality. More accessible than the others so recommended to lovers of historical fiction, those interested in middle east history. For those seeking chaos try the 2nd book.