International intrigue murderous politics and psychological suspense combine in a stylish literary thriller   An enigmatic Israeli who calls himself Shakespeare – because he’s got a way with words – finds himself jolted on a sidewalk in Manhattan Is that who I think it is he wonders or am I crazy?   Who he thinks it is is one of the world’s premier terrorists Someone who murdered his partner Someone he blames for the fog of despair that’s overcome him And most shockingly someone Shakespeare’s mysterious associates in Tel Aviv tell him had been killed in the desert   So is Shakespeare cracking up or cracking the case of a lifetime?   In the hands of esteemed Israeli author Joshua Sobol the wicked riddle becomes a masterful work that transcends genre It’s a sumptuously written literary novel and a taut spy thriller It’s a moving recollection of a purposeful youth and a graphic account of the hunt for terrorists  It’s the story of a mid life crisis and the endless crisis of the Middle East It’s a work of wild and whimsical word play and fast paced deadly gun play   It is in short the English language debut of a mesmerizing writer at the top of his form


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    A literary thriller that forgot to thrill Stylisticly it was a facinating look at an Israeli spy who's been constructing false identities for so long he's losing track of which is actually his own He's also a man so haunted by his past that he's adrift in time literally falling into flashbacks that are immediate to him than his current assignment Unfortunately the author fails to bring any sense of tension or stakes to the preceedings Monologues stories and philisophical musings go on for pages and pages We never feel as through we are building towards anything This was a hard one to get through as I kept putting it down again and again I finally just moved on to a much much better book