The Samaritan's Secret

The Samaritan's Secret

An Omar Yussef Mystery

Book - 2009
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Random House, Inc.
Praise for the Omar Yussef series:

“Astonishing.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

“Matt Beynon Rees has taken a complex world of culture clash and suspicion and placed upon it humanity.”—David Baldacci

“Omar’s probe of a West Bank ruled by political intrigue, religious hatred, and militia thugs lets ex-Time Jerusalem bureau chief Rees make the Mideast conflict personal.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Exciting and compelling, but it is also a deeply moving story.”—David Liss

“Offers a vivid portrait of Palestinian life today.”—The Washington Post

“A beautifully written story.”—Anne Perry

“An evocative, compassionate tale.”—San Francisco Chronicle

A member of the tiny but ancient Samaritan community has been murdered. The dead man controlled hundreds of millions of dollars of government money. If the World Bank cannot locate it within the next several days, all aid money to the Palestinians will be cut off. Visiting Nablus, Omar Yussef must solve the murder and find the money, or all Palestinians will suffer.

Matt Beynon Rees was born in South Wales. He has covered the Middle East as a journalist for over a decade and was TIME magazine’s Jerusalem bureau chief from 2000 to 2006. He is the author of the nonfiction work Cain’s Field: Faith, Fratricide and Fear in the Middle East and two previous mysteries in the Omar Yussef series.

Baker & Taylor
A member of the tiny but ancient Samaritan community has been murdered. The dead man had controlled millions of dollars of government money and if the World Bank cannot locate it, all aid money to the Palestinians will be cut off. Omar Yussef must solve the murder and find the money, or all Palestinians will suffer.

Perseus Publishing

Praise for the Omar Yussef series:

“Astonishing.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

“Matt Beynon Rees has taken a complex world of culture clash and suspicion and placed upon it humanity.”—David Baldacci

“Omar’s probe of a West Bank ruled by political intrigue, religious hatred, and militia thugs lets ex-Time Jerusalem bureau chief Rees make the Mideast conflict personal.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Exciting and compelling, but it is also a deeply moving story.”—David Liss

“Offers a vivid portrait of Palestinian life today.”—The Washington Post

“A beautifully written story.”—Anne Perry

“An evocative, compassionate tale.”—San Francisco Chronicle

A member of the tiny but ancient Samaritan community has been murdered. The dead man controlled hundreds of millions of dollars of government money. If the World Bank cannot locate it within the next several days, all aid money to the Palestinians will be cut off. Visiting Nablus, Omar Yussef must solve the murder and find the money, or all Palestinians will suffer.

Matt Beynon Rees was born in South Wales. He has covered the Middle East as a journalist for over a decade and was TIME magazine’s Jerusalem bureau chief from 2000 to 2006. He is the author of the nonfiction work Cain’s Field: Faith, Fratricide and Fear in the Middle East and two previous mysteries in the Omar Yussef series.


A murder in the insular Samaritan community could lead to suffering for all the Palestinians.


Blackwell North Amer
When Omar Yussef and his family arrive in Nablus for the wedding of a friend, police officer Sami Jaffari, trouble begins. An ancient sacred scroll has been stolen from the Samaritans, a tiny religious community that has lived in Nablus for millennia. Because he knows Omar Yussef is interested in history, Sami takes him along to investigate, but they find that scroll has been mysteriously returned.
Then the body of a young man is discovered on the peak of the mountain where the Samaritans believe their ancient temple stood. The dead man, it turns out, was not just any Samaritan. He worked for the former Palestinian president and controlled hundreds of millions of dollars of government money that is now missing. If the World Bank cannot locate the money within the next several days, all its aid money to the Palestinians will be cut off. The police are only willing to take their investigation of this dangerous case so far, but Omar Yussef is determined to solve the murder and locate the money. Unless he can find it in time, all Palestinians will suffer.

Baker
& Taylor

After a member of an ancient Samaritan community has been murdered, and the millions of dollars of government money he controlled cannot be located, Omar Yussef is called in to solve the crime and locate the money.

Publisher: New York : Soho, c2009
ISBN: 9781569475454
1569475458
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 20 cm

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multcolib_susannel Aug 27, 2016

History teacher Omar Yuseff thinks he is going to his friend Sami's wedding and ends up becoming involved in a murder.

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