Vicious Circle

A Novel of Complicity
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.17 hours)
Product Number: Z100097328
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483056487
Narrator/s: Scott Brick
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An Israeli government minister is assassinated in the home of his mistress. Days later, Elihu, an aging and decorated Mossad officer, leads his final raid, killing a Hamas leader in his bed and barely escaping with his life. Out of this familiarly cyclical scenario, the action moves into the near future, when the global community, united under the leadership of a visionary female president of the United States, brokers a major compromise between Israel and the Palestinian authority in order to snuff out the violent flashpoint of global terrorism. It seems to work until a well-known fundamentalist rabbi is taken hostage by a legendary Palestinian terrorist. Ferociously suspenseful and brilliantly topical, Vicious Circle breaks down an entire culture of violence into the corrupted consciences that embody it.

Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2006

Professional reviews

"Writing fiction about the volatile Middle East is risky--events in that region are happening so fast that a book can quickly seem outdated. Thanks to Scott Brick's capable reading of Littell's latest, one hardly notices the part of the story that isn't quite current. A female U.S. president is trying to negotiate peace between the Palestinian authority and Israel when a right-wing rabbi is kidnapped and held hostage by a radical terrorist. Brick especially excels in the way he handles the wry exchanges between captor and captive. As one listens, one realizes how much these supposed opposites are alike. A.L.H. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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