An Accidental Murder

An Accidental Murder

An Avram Cohen Mystery

Book - 1999
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"Of all his many regrets, it was his decision to write his memories that Avram Cohen now regretted the most"

Thus begins An Accidental Murder , the latest book in Robert Rosenberg's acclaimed Avram Cohen mystery series. In a tale that takes the retired Jerusalem detective from Germany's Frankfurt book fair to the Negev desert, as he searches for a murderer in Germany and ends up in the dark netherworld of the new Russian mafia in Israel, Avram Cohen is revealed as never before--a man with a complex past that makes his future most uncertain.

Someone wants to kill Cohen--or so it seems--possibly because of something he wrote in his memoir about his year as an avenger assassinating Nazis after his long-ago liberation from the Dachau concentration camp. But then his longtime protege Nissim Levy is found murdered on the road to Eilat.

Is this a revenge killing somehow aimed at Cohen, or as Nissim's former assistant believes, could the Russian mafioso be involved?

From private nightclubs where mafia kingpins entertain with vodka-drenched feasts to massage parlors where the women work with cold-blooded professionalism, Cohen's search for Levy's killer becomes a twisted journey into a new side of Israel hardly known to the outsider. On the way, Cohen must look back at his own guilt before he can unveil a killer with a misguided but nonetheless profound motive for murder.

This finely drawn novel is, like all the Cohen novels, a portrait of a deeply complicated man trying hard to be moral in a world where greed rules. Building an atmosphere of personal pain and paranoia up until the very last pages of the book, Rosenberg gives us a tour de force.

Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, c1999
ISBN: 9780743244169
9780684850320
068485032X
Branch Call Number: ROSENBER R
Characteristics: 283 p. ; 22 cm

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